Share the Word

Today in Acts 8:26-40 we learn two things:

1-God has positioned each of us here for this moment.
2-God meets us where we are.

Philip was sent to meet with a man who was a high-ranking official in the Ethiopian government. This Ethiopian man had come to Jerusalem to worship. So God sent Philip to him to help him understand what he was reading in the book of Isaiah.

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 relied, “How can I, unless someone instructs me?” And he urged Philip to come up into the carriage and sit with him.
Acts 8:29-31

Philip listened to the Holy Spirit and followed through. Something that I could definitely improve on.  He walked to the man’s carriage and shared the good news. Through Philip, God met this man where he was and brought him to where he needed to be. Philip was able to take the passage the man was reading and point to his need to be rescued. He was able to tell how Jesus perfectly filled that role for him, died and rose from the dead to conquer his sins and bring him to eternal life.

God does the same for you and me, he meets us where we are.

We need constant reminders that God meets us right where we are and that He has taken care of our sin.

God sends people into our lives, just as he sent Philip to stand by a carriage and interpret what the man was reading. God sends people into our lives with spiritual needs that must be met. He sends people in our families, in our jobs, in our neighborhoods who need to have someone explain to them what God has done. He often meets people where they are through you and me. You and I get to share God’s truths with those around us.