“Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”) Acts 8:27
From a revival in Samaria to a solitary traveler on a desert road, it made no difference.
He did what the Holy Spirit led him to do: he preached the Gospel and touched another heart.
His words brought revelation and stirred a hunger for a deeper life.
“…What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” Acts 8:36
What would cross Philip’s or your mind if you were moved from a glorious move of God into the presence and the confidence of someone of great importance in a ruler’s court?
What were his thoughts during the time with the Ethiopian?
Could this be another opportunity for him, another open door to do great things for God?
Was God opening a door for him to go to Ethiopia to start a revival, a church, convert a nation?
“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. Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.” Acts 8:39-40
We do not know how he felt about his sudden change in circumstances, but we know that he did not lose heart. He traveled about the towns of the region and preached the gospel, with signs and wonders following, until he reached Caesarea. Always obedient, he now fades into human history and into the hidden purposes and places of God.
There is no memorial in his name, only a record of his trust, faith and obedience.
He becomes, it seems, a simple side note to a bigger story that is about to begin. Yet, he and those he touched were never the same.