"The Spirit told Philip, 'Go to that chariot and stay near it.' Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. 'Do you understand what you are reading?' Philip asked. 'How can I,' he said, 'unless someone explains it to me?' So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him....... Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus."
This passage of Scripture speaks straight to my heart, on a couple of levels. I'm going to share something with you that I have told few people. Since a child, I have alway had a love for writing, and exercised it sporadically throughout the years. I wrote for a local newspaper in high school, started numerous novels (and never finished them).... you know the story. This desire was known only by me and my husband.
Then about 4 years ago, a dear friend introduced me to someone who said he had a message for me from God. I was skeptical, and he said he didn't know if it would have any meaning for me or not, but he was there to deliver it. The message? "Be the pen, not the blank piece of paper."
So since that fateful day, I have written every day; written to please my Creator who gave me the gift. I am proud to say I began a novel and am about two chapters from finishing it. But then about a month or so ago, I felt a nudge to begin this blog. I wanted to help women understand what we are facing and explain it in a manner that they could grasp and incorporate into their lives. Like the eunuch, I think there are those people who are reading the countless pieces of information that are out there and are confused. Like the eunuch, they ask, "How can I understand if no one explains it to me?" That is one of the purposes of this blog.
But there is another reason this Scripture speaks to me. While addressing our current situation and attempting to offer solutions and advice, I also want to express the hope and encouragement that comes with knowing Jesus Christ is my Savior. That is also a message that I wish to share with everyone who happens upon my blog. There is no escaping it, we are in for a battle with Evil. But the most important thing I can share with you is that, through Jesus, we will be victorious. I want to be as eager and willing as Philip to listen to the Spirit and impart the good news of the Gospel. It's simple....all of us are sinners and are deserving of judgment; but Jesus came to take your place. He took your punishment, so that through repentance and faith in Him, you can receive the unwarranted gift of Grace. Why? Because He loves you! I've never been very good about advancing the Gospel, but I resolve to be more like Philip; listen to the Spirit, and go where He tells me.
Sunday is a day of worship, which I want to observe on this blog. I hope you will take the time to read this post and reflect on what it means to you.