In the Book of the Acts of the Apostles we read the story of the Spirit of the Lord telling Phillip to go to the road that leads to Gaza. On this road was an Ethiopian court official of Candace, queen of Ethiopia. He was in charge of her treasury. He was on his way to Jerusalem to worship and while in his chariot he was reading from the Book of Isaiah. Phillip came up to him and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” The Ethiopian said he did not unless someone guides him… and Phillip was invited to do so. They were reading from Isaiah 53:
“Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter
and like a lamb before its shearer is silent,
so he opens not his mouth.
In his humiliation justice was denied him.
Who can describe his generation?
For his life is taken away from the earth.”
The Ethiopian said to Phillip, “Please tell me about whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?”
Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?”
And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he replied, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”
“And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.”
Acts of the Apostles chapter 8
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life.” Jesus