Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Unless someone explains it to me

The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it."
Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. "Do you understand what you are reading?" Philip asked.
"How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?" So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. (From Acts 8)

So this is what we are called to do: take the initiative – guided by God’s Spirit – and go to the places where we can meet the people who are eager to find out about God. Philip ran up to the chariot. No hesitation, no time to lose, pure obedience and a proactive attitude! Philip asked a polite question, showing some genuine interest in the man. The man invites Philip to join him and now the stage is set for an impressive conversion story. Drive-in baptism included! ;-)


Art said...

Drive in Baptism! That's great.