Read Acts 26 today.

This chapter has the story of the trial of Paul before King Agrippa. There are two things about this chapter that I appreciate.
The first is Paul’s response to Agrippa’s question about whether or not Paul was thinking he would be able to persuade Agrippa to believe in Christ so quickly. Paul’s answer made it clear that regardless of Agrippa’s decision on that day, Paul’s hope was that Agrippa would come to faith at some time. Do we have that kind of hope for the people around us?
The second is found in verse 8, “Why does it seem incredible to any of you that God can raise the dead?” Let’s see. Well. Hmm. Because raising the dead is incredible! It is not a normal thing for us. So, it is incredible. Yet, Paul is pointing out something far greater than what is normal for us. Paul is pointing to something that is normal for God. Creating life is normal for God. If creating life is normal, restoring it by raising the dead seems to fit into the same category of things that are normal to God. It depends on whose ability we focus on, ours or God’s. My faith is in God’s.
Acts 26:28-29 NLT
Agrippa interrupted him. “Do you think you can persuade me to become a Christian so quickly?” [29] Paul replied, “Whether quickly or not, I pray to God that both you and everyone here in this audience might become the same as I am, except for these chains.”
Acts 26:4-8 NLT
“As the Jewish leaders are well aware, I was given a thorough Jewish training from my earliest childhood among my own people and in Jerusalem. [5] If they would admit it, they know that I have been a member of the Pharisees, the strictest sect of our religion. [6] Now I am on trial because of my hope in the fulfillment of God’s promise made to our ancestors. [7] In fact, that is why the twelve tribes of Israel zealously worship God night and day, and they share the same hope I have. Yet, Your Majesty, they accuse me for having this hope! [8] Why does it seem incredible to any of you that God can raise the dead?