The Holy Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and walk along beside the carriage.” Philip ran over and heard the man reading from the prophet Isaiah. Philip asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” The man replied, “How can I, unless someone instructs me?” And he urged Philip to come up into the carriage and sit with him. The passage of Scripture he had been reading was this:
“He was led like a sheep to the slaughter. And as a lamb is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth. He was humiliated and received no justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth.”
The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, was the prophet talking about himself or someone else?” So beginning with this same Scripture, Philip told him the Good News about Jesus. —Acts 8:28-35
“So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ” (Romans 10:17). “And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ” II Corinthians 4:3-6).
Somebody was faithful in getting the gospel of Jesus to us so we could hear and God “made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.” Now the questions are— Who have I shared the Good News with lately? Who have you share the Good News with as of late? May we yield to God’s desire that we share the Good News about Jesus with someone today. May it be so!
Dear Father, help me to be sensitive to the person or persons You desire me to share the gospel with today. May it be so in the power of the Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.