The road toward

Acts 8: 26-38
Monday May 8, 2017

Focus passage: An angel from the Lord spoke to Philip, “At noon, take the road that leads from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a desert road.)  So he did.  Meanwhile, an Ethiopian man was on his way home from Jerusalem, where he had come to worship.  He was a eunuch and an official responsible for the entire treasury of Candace.  Acts 8:26-27

Today we focus on Philip, who like Stephen from last week, is a lesser known deacon in the early church.  Rather than seeking for a road to take, he was seeking for the Spirit to guide him.

Unlike the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, he isn’t on a road away from but rather on a road toward.  He is given specific instructions; at noon take the road that leads from Jerusalem to Gaza.  And so he heads out on this wilderness road, with the Spirit’s guidance.

Be in prayer today for the Spirit to guide you. 

If you have time to walk, take time to be in prayer as you walk, ask God to show you the way forward in faithfulness.

Prayer: God of the journey, who meets us on the wilderness road, help me to walk toward you today, with my thoughts, my words, and my actions.  Amen.


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