Thursday, 18 February 2016

Here is water...

Acts 8:36-38
As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?” He commanded the chariot to stop, and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.
For the Eunuch to whom Philip explained the scriptures, baptism was a perfectly logical next step in response to the word.
When did we last feel the spontaneity of faith, the urgency of response to God's word?
When did the Spirit so move us that we could do no other but respond in faith and in love?
And when did we last facilitate such spontaneity, cutting through the rules and the red tape, simply opening the word and making room for the Spirt to work?
Where, today, is God calling us to be conduits of grace? A question with which to wrestle in these days of Lent.

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