Have you ever seen a small child take their first step? It always takes courage to take a step, even for a small child. Often a child takes a step and then falls down, only to get up and try again. In our story, the Ethiopian Eunuch has heard the good news of Jesus and now he wants to take a step of faith. He wants to be baptized.
34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, was the prophet talking about himself or someone else?” 35 So beginning with this same Scripture, Philip told him the Good News about Jesus. 36 As they rode along, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “Look! There’s some water! Why can’t I be baptized?” 38 He ordered the carriage to stop, and they went down into the water, and Philip baptized him. Acts 8:34-38.
Is the Lord calling you to take a step of faith today? Maybe that step is to spend more time in the word or prayer. Maybe it is to trust the Lord in a deeper way. Maybe it is to praise the Lord when things are not going the way you want. These are only thoughts, but as you seek the Lord, He will show you where He wants you to take a step of faith.
The Apostle Paul writes in 2 Cor. 5:7, “For we live by believing and not by seeing.”Be encouraged and take that step of faith.
Listen here to hear the story of Philip and the Ethiopian: https://podpoint.com/light-of-christ-church-podcast/series/journey-with-the-divine-intruder/the-divine-intruder-and-philip#_=_
[1, 2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Ac 8:34–38, 2 Cor. 5:7). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.