Despite contrary belief, God isn’t only present on Sundays at 11am. Rather, God is present forever and always. We were reminded of this a few weeks ago when we celebrated Pentecost, and we are reminded yet again in this week’s scripture lesson.
In Acts 8:26-40, the disciples are going about doing ministry when Philip encounters an Ethiopian eunuch. They are headed down the road in mid-conversation when they come upon some water on the side of the road. The eunuch says to Philip, “Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?” Philip is moved and decides to baptize this man, and afterwards this eunuch begins the work of ministry on his own.
As I reflect on this passage, I am reminded of how profound the Spirit’s movement can be in our lives. God is often working in our midst and we sometimes miss it because we aren’t expecting it. This week’s lesson is a reminder that God can be present and at work ANYTIME, ANYWHERE.
God isn’t constricted to our worship lives on Sunday mornings, but rather God’s presence is boundless throughout eternity. In the book of Acts, God calls us out from our constricted thinking of “church” into an embodied form of “church” in the world. God wants to work with us each and every day to bring about the Kingdom as far as we can possibly go.
This week, how might we join the work of God in the world? How might God already be moving around you, and how can you partner with God in that work? Let us each be inspired by the Ethiopian eunuch who truly understood God’s limitlessness and even had the courage to ask to be a part of God’s work in the world. May we have that strong of a faith and let’s see what God will do in and through us!
We hope you will join us this Sunday in worship at 11am in person or online AND that you will consider joining us for any and all other communal opportunities coming up soon! Please see below for the multiple opportunities where you can be a part of God’s work here in Miami!
See you Sunday!
Peace and blessings,