Every one of us has a unique journey to faith but today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles highlights four foundational aspects of coming to believe: (1) God’s calling, (2) listening, (3) desire to understand, and (4) concern for others.
God (1) called Philip through his angel and Philip (2) listened. Without asking why he should go to a particular place, simply trusting that it is for the best, he got up, went to where the angel asked him to go, and approached the chariot of the Ethiopian. He could have left it with that, but when the Ethiopian, (3) desiring to understand the meaning of a text from the Holy Scriptures, asked him to explain the text to him, he (4) showed concern for him and explained him the text.
The Ethiopian would have never come to believe:
“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.” (John 6:44)
Collaborative Ministry Office Guestbook