9 And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank. 18-20 And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized; and taking food, he was strengthened. For some days he [Saul/Paul] was with the disciples at Damascus. And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, "He is the Son of God."
22 But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus was the Christ.
Saul met Jesus in a dramatic way. During his blindness he didn't eat or drink. When he regained his sight what was the first thing he did? He was baptized and then he ate. He spent time learning from the disciples and then he immediately proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues. A life to emulate.