In the present age, we often hear people say “an opportunity once lost can never be regained”. It is believed to be for scaring people away from having “a second chance”. As for ardent seekers, Jesus assured his disciples thus: “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible”. Matthew 19: 26b (NKJV). Steadfast love of the Lord is always available to be appropriated by the seekers when things are going awry. Secondly, the risen Christ yanked Saul out of his wickedness and transformed him into a life-saver for eternity.
Life today is replete with success coming from second chance. Legendary Abraham Lincoln became US President after so many failed attempts at the presidency. In education there are so many remedial programs in place to help those who missed the first chance. Ford Motors after the bail-out is now doing fine. God loves humanity as a matter of course but does not close the window of asking for ones needs, second chance not withstanding. This is a prelude to the event concerning ‘Road to Damascus’.