Black history



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During Black History month, I often think about the great women and men who made a difference in our country. Ms. Harriet Tubman was a great mover and shaker. She was born on the Eastern shore of Maryland, in Dorchester County near Cambridge, Maryland. Ms. Tubman and her friend, Mr. Thomas Garrett a Quaker, helped the slaves escape on the Underground Railroad. Through this movement 2,000 slaves were freed. Ms. Tubman was a spy, a scout, and a nurse during the Civil War. She was the first woman in the United States to plan and lead a gun raid. She was also the first woman in the United States to serve behind enemy lines. Ms. Tubman was a dynamic public speaker, storyteller, and traveler who spoke out against slavery.

 

Hine, Darlene. 1994. Black Women in America. Bloomington & Indianapolis: First Indiana University Press.

 

The heart that desires to know God’s word

ACTS 8:26-39 (KJV)

26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. 27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

 

Leadership of the Holy Spirit

Philip was following the voice of the Lord when he arose and went to Gaza. Because he was being obedient to the Spirit, he had the opportunity to witness to an Ethiopian eunuch of great authority. Even though the eunuch did not understand the word of God, he was trying to read Esaias. The Word of God states: Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. John 5:39 (KJV) Obedience to the leadership of the Holy Spirit is key to experiencing the joy of evangelism. Many times it is not convenient for us do ministry as it creates the challenge of experiencing the unknown. But, The Heart That Desires to Know God’s Word will push forward to experience God in a deeper way. The eunuch pushed forward!

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