RE Verse reading–Acts 8:26-40 (day one) “Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Go south to the road–the desert road–that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza’ ” (vs 26) It is a deacon story. The second in a series. In Acts 7 we met Stephen who outperformed any expectations that being a deacon would be a contained, safe, low-impact sort of assignment. Acts 8 introduces us to another “curve breaker” named Philip. How can a man be a deacon if he is constantly traveling around preaching sermons and leading people to faith? Who was feeding the widows? I don’t know. I do know an angel called Philip to this task and he obeyed. No questions asked. A high bar for us all. The work of missions and evangelism can never belong to a special class of Christian. Ministers AND deacons AND members . . .All who follow Christ must accept His assignment as He expands the church outward. He leads. We follow. Like Philip.