ends of the earth

Monday May 4th, Acts 8: 36As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water. Why shouldn't I be baptized?" 38And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him.  No preparation, no belonging to a church, no profession of faith, no born again experience, no category on the ELCA form A or any other denominational reporting form, just “Wow, Water, why shouldn’t I be baptized.”  God leaves no doubt that there is only one answer and that is to do it.  You are called to be my messengers from Jerusalem, or close to home, then Judea or next door to home, and then the Samaria or those sort of like us that we consider enemies of our home and then on to the ends of the earth.  For Phillip, this was considered the ends of the earth.    That is how the spirit calls us to react to that wild, out of control, loving, and all inclusive spirit of God.  We are called to reach out to the ends of the earth.   For some that means an Ethiopian Eunuch who is seeking the Lord.  In the world today, that might include being a Reconciled Church, offering a full invitation to the LGBT community.   


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