7 We continued our voyage from Tyre and landed at Ptolemais, where we greeted the brothers and sisters and stayed with them for a day. 8 Leaving the next day, we reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven. 9 He had four unmarried daughters who prophesied.
In today’s reading Paul and Luke meet up with our old friend Philip in Caesarea. Philip has lived his life in such a way that he is now known as Philip the evangelist. I love how we get a glimpse of the calling God had on Philip’s life and how it played out over time. Luke even notes that Philip had four daughters who prophesied. I can only imagine the joy that filled Philip’s heart as he watched his daughters embrace the teachings of Jesus for themselves, joining him in spreading the gospel and encouraging the believers.
Philip set an example with the way he lived his life. It is what he became known for and it was his legacy to his family. He passed faith on to those around him and to his daughters. What a blessing to see the fruit of a life of obedience to preaching the gospel.
Each of us has a calling too. It may look a little different than Philip’s, but that’s ok. What is important is that we seek out the will of God in our lives and then strive to be obedient to His leading. What or where is God calling you to? Whom can you serve? With whom can you share the love of Jesus? Whom can you invite on your faith walk and train up to continue to share God’s love to the world around them?