So he got up and went. There was an Ethiopian man, a eunuch and high official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to worship in Jerusalem and was sitting in his chariot on his way home, reading the prophet Isaiah aloud. Acts 8:27-28 HCSB
Recently a family came to our church on a Wednesday night seeking to find some help because of some spiritual struggles they were having. They had not been in church and did not own a Bible or even know any of the stories or the message of forgiveness and salvation in the Scriptures. I was able to talk to them about the Good News of Jesus Christ and how He had died for their sins. Both the husband and wife prayed to accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. They had come to our church seeking a place where they could get some answers and spiritual guidance.
The Ethiopian had traveled all the way from Ethiopia to Jerusalem just to worship God. This was a very long journey that took many days. Depending upon the location of departure in Ethiopia, the traveling distance could be anywhere from 1500 miles to 6500 miles. The Ethiopian was a man on a mission. He was seeking spiritual help and wanted to worship God.
Challenge: Would you be willing to travel by chariot for days just to worship God? Many of us will stay home from church if it is raining or just cold outside. It appears nothing was going to stop the Ethiopian eunuch from finding a way to worship God. He was willing to go to great lengths to seek the spiritual help he desired.