Bible Passages: Acts 8:25-40, Isaiah 53
Description: This passage from Acts 8 tells the story of Philip's divine appointment with an Ethiopian eunuch, a high official under Queen Candace of Ethiopia. This encounter takes place on the desert road from Jerusalem to Gaza. The Ethiopian, returning from worship in Jerusalem and reading Isaiah 53, is seeking understanding of the Scripture. Philip, guided by the Holy Spirit, joins him and explains that the passage speaks prophetically of Jesus Christ. This leads to the eunuch's conversion and baptism. The story highlights God's orchestration in bringing people together for His purposes, the importance of Scripture in witnessing, and the openness of the Ethiopian to learning and embracing new truths.