Acts 8: “Why Not Now?”

Acts 8 is the location of one of my favorite stories in the bible. It’s the story found at the end of the chapter when Philip baptizes the Ethiopian Eunuch. If you haven’t yet, take the time to familiarize yourself with the story. Acts 8:26-40 (NLT)

I LOVE the eunuch’s response to hearing the Good News of the Gospel:

Acts 8:36-38 (NLT) 36 As they rode along, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “Look! There’s some water! Why can’t I be baptized?” 38 He ordered the carriage to stop, and they went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.

I LOVE IT! Look, there’s some water, Why can’t I be baptized? We’re not told how big the water was, we’re not even told the condition of the water, and I think that’s important because… IT’S NOT ABOUT THE WATER! The eunuch heard the Good News; and the only thing he could think to do in response was to be baptized. The Good News didn’t penetrate his pores, it penetrated his heart! The eunuch was washed in the Gospel…and he was baptized too. Continue reading Acts 8: “Why Not Now?”