The text, this morning, is in Acts 8 where Philip is helping the man from Ethiopia. Philip has followed instructions, gone to the road to Gaza, heard the man reading from Isaiah and spoken to the gentleman about what he was/is reading. A few simple questions, a little running beside the coach and Philip is able to share the Gospel because he (Philip) went/did what he was asked/told to do. I wonder if when Philip got up that morning he "expected" to be sharing the Gospel in this way.
I think he expected to share the Gospel because that is what the early Disciples did -- pretty much non-stop. I think he was following Jesus' instructions to "proclaim the Gospel to all nations, starting in Jerusalem." (Luke 24:47) I'm just wondering if he realized he would be running along side of a carriage, talking to a complete stranger, getting a ride and then sharing the Gospel. I wonder if he realized how a simple question "do you understand" would bring such a change.
Do we realize how easy it can be to share the Gospel? Do we listen for where God is wanting us to share? Are we ready -- even for the unexpected opportunities? I'm not suggesting we run along side cars but I am suggesting we not only have the question "do you understand" ready but also the answer(s). I'm suggesting we share the Gospel -- to all the nations starting in our homes and our hometowns. Unexpected? Yes! But that is to be "expected" and it is fun!