“RISE AND GO… AND HE ROSE AND WENT” (Acts 8:26-27)
?Acts 8:26-40; Ps 66:8-9, 16-17, 20 (R.v.1); John 6:44-51
✍Rev. Fr. JohnBosco Chimaobi Ezeonwumelu (Issele-Uku Diocese)
?”RISE AND GO… AND HE ROSE AND WENT” (Acts 8:26-27)
My dear, by virtue of our baptism, we are made co-redeemers with Christ. In the concluding part of the Stations of the Cross, he addresses us, “My job as man is done. What is left is you…” How well have we been doing that which is left for us??
In John 6:44-51, Jesus presents himself as the only channel to eternal life. Many people do not still understand this just as the Ethiopian Eunuch did not (cf. Acts 8:30-31). So, the same missionary call that was given to Philip (cf. Acts 8:26, 29) is equally extended to us.?
Despite the fact that the place was a desert and posses the danger of drought and insecurity, Philip still responded positively. What excuse have we to give for not responding??
I think we have even more opportunities than Philip had especially with the world being turned into a global village by the social media. But, how many people have we been able to share the word of God with using these media????????☎
Let us all join hands and make this message of salvation reach the ends of the earth. Even if you are not able to come up with something to share, kindly share this one and other good reflections you receive (not the prosperity/doom ones ooo) to all your contacts on any of the social media.?
Jesus is counting on you for this. Do not disappoint him, and it shall be well with you.??