4/25/14 Jesús , Marcilano 40,30
Every so often I cross paths with people who are in the midst of being drawn to the things of God, much like Phillip and the Ethiopian Eunuch whom he found reading from the book of Isaiah while traveling in the royal carriage and needed someone to explain it to him. In Acts 8 it says that Phillip “began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.” Yesterday I arrived very early to a church home group Bible study and noticed two guys across the street relaxing for a smoke on their front steps after their days work so I walked over and startled them with a question about eternity. They quickly reacted, saying “We’ve been talking about that!” One, Jesús, has been watching the "Son of God” video, (I haven't seen it; he went into his house to get me a copy - bootleg version I think) and the other guy, Marcilano, showed me the episode of the “Bible” series he has been watching from Netflix on his phone. I asked them both how what they were seeing meant to them personally. Jesús was a little more opinionated and set in his beliefs, but Marcilano expressed that both he and his wife have been amazed by it all and it has really got them thinking about following God. Jesús and I talked about “the good news about Jesus” while Marcilano listened in. I didn’t get as far as Philip, who ended up baptizing the Eunuch in a river they were passing by, but it was a joy to speak with these two men as they were in the process of being drawn to God, and feeling like I could be a part of His plan for them as well!