1 Timothy 1:15-17 “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the king eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”
Paul the worst of sinners became the greatest of missionaries. A great persecutor who ended up suffering under great persecution. No one is beyond the reach of a forgiving God. A person’s past does not define their future.