The Ethiopian, whom Philip met on the road from Jerusalem to Gaza, must have been a great and knowledgeable man, since he served as the Nubian queen’s treasurer. Though he was a man of position, he was also humble. He readily admitted that he did not understand what he was reading in the Book of Isaiah and needed someone to help him discern its meaning. Philip explained the scripture to the Ethiopian and helped him to understand how it applied to Jesus. Ultimately, Philip baptized the Ethiopian and continued on his way home rejoicing.
Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth – in a word, to know himself, so that by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves. – Saint John Paul II
God our Father is always there to support and sustain us, and we should never hesitate to seek His help even though it may come in unexpected ways. But in order for us to hear His counsels, we must be open to the Holy Spirit and allow Him to lead us in this life toward ultimately rejoicing with our Risen Lord in eternity.