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Acts 8:36-40 (01.06.18)

Acts 8:36-40 NIV
36 As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” [37]  38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. 40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.

I love the urgency of the Ethiopian. Having discovered Jesus he wants to be baptised as soon as possible – reminds me of a church member who had me baptise him in frozen Autumn waters! It’s like when you fall in love, you’re willing to drop anything to do the right thing by your beloved and the sooner the better. Inevitably over time this urgency calms down a little, that’s normal and ok, but it’s dangerous to let it die off too far.

Lord, help me to keep my ‘first love’ for Jesus.

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