"The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend." - Abraham Lincoln
Saul of Tarsus persecuted and killed many Christians. He was, without realizing it, an enemy of God. One day as Saul was on his way, a bright light blinded Saul and the voice of Christ interrogated Saul: “Why are you persecuting me?” It’s at this point Saul realized who Christ was, and he became a friend of God. What if God had given up on being friends with Saul? Saul of Tarsus would not have become Apostle Paul who wrote half of the New Testament. Apostle Paul would not have started the first churches that would carry the Good News of Christ to the rest of the world. This all came about because God made an enemy into a friend. Likewise, who is it in your life that you just could “never” be friends with? Just maybe that’s exactly who God is calling you to befriend.
But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! (Matthew 5:44, NLT)