Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace.
When Saul made peace with Jesus, peace fell sweetly upon all the students of Jesus.
That Saul was the chief architect of the persecution that swept the Christians from Jerusalem is made obvious, for when he began to follow Jesus the church once again enjoyed a time of tranquility.
But everything was not serene for Saul. He immediately began to preach about Jesus - At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God.
Saul’s former friends hatched a plot to kill him for his faith and boldness in Jesus. However, his newfound friends in Jesus let him down over the wall in a basket to avoid the assassins waiting for him near the gates of the city.
Nor was Saul’s life peaceful when he returned to Jerusalem. At first the Christians there were naturally afraid of him. They didn’t believe he was a real follower of Jesus, but rather trying to infiltrate the group in order to harm them.
But Saul found a friend in a man named Barnabas who assured the apostles of Saul’s truthfulness by telling them of how he preached fearlessly in Damascus.
So Saul was accepted and for a while even preached freely about Jesus in the city of Jerusalem. But this was short-lived. A new plot to kill him was formed, and once more he escaped the city and returned to his hometown of Tarsus.
In the end, the believers regained their strength and actually grew in number once more. This was a direct result of Saul's Peace.