There are certainly some uncanny similarities between current headlines and our story of Saul's conversion in Acts 9. Just as God was working mightily in Saul's life and in his time, he continues to work miracles in our lives as well.
Continuing our concentration on freedom, Saul could have chosen to remain blind, but he recognized how wrong he'd been about almost everything and began to see the truth that Christ was revealing to him.
Paul wasn't the only one that was wrong, however. The wary, frightened church in Damascus was probably praying more for protection than for Saul's conversion. They were wrong. Ananias wanted to remind God just what a terrible man Saul was. He was wrong, too.
Where would we all be without God's grace?
"Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace, Freely bestowed on all who believe, [...] Grace that will pardon and cleanse within; [...] Grace that is greater than all our sin" (Julia H. Johnston, 1849-1919).