Text: Acts 8:26-40
For courage to share your story
THE STORY OF PHILIP BOOKENDS the two ways we come to God; we are either Simon, hoping to buy access to God, or we are the Ethiopian, who modestly asks to be guided to deeper understanding. This is discipleship: community is created, wisdom is gained, the blessing of salvation is experienced, and the process is set to repeat itself. For now, the Ethiopian, one who would have been seen as on the very edge of accessibility to God, has a story to tell of how God drew him close and claimed him. It is a story I’m sure he told excitedly to others, because he had Good News to share.
What is the story of God’s claiming of you? What difference has it made? In what ways has God’s presence in your life reframed your suffering, opened up new blessings, guided you into deeper wisdom? There are so many other stories out there, stories that tell of conflict and attempted domination, of disaster and defeat. Share your story and spread some good news.
May your day be grace-filled ~ Pr. Dave Brooks