Caring means sharing. And Tim Morrison really cares for Mr. Key. But what does he have to share with his aging fishing buddy? Well, he wants to share his faith in Jesus, but he's beginning to feel like he may be running out of time. Meanwhile, Mr. Key seems to be re-living his past--what might THAT be all about?
How about you
Have you ever felt an "all-of-a-sudden" burden to share your faith with someone? What do you think we should do when that happens?
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The book of Acts tells some amazing stories of events that REALLY happened to the followers of Jesus after He was taken up into heaven. Take a look at this story from chapter 8 about something that REALLY happened to the disciple named Philip:
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Go south to the road--the desert road--that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah the prophet. 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.
Now, we may not hear the voice of an angel speaking to us, but if the Holy Spirit is living in us, we should be sensitive to His leading, and sometimes He leads us to go somewhere or speak to someone, and we should be ready to follow Him like Philip was. Now take a look at what happened next
Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.
As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water. Why shouldn't I be baptized?" And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 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.
See, God put Philip there for that specific purpose, and Philip responded, fulfilled his purpose, and was used by God in this man's life. How will YOU respond to God and be used by Him today?