Always Room for One More
"As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, 'Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?'... He commanded the chariot to stop, and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him." -- Acts 8: 36-38
The story of Philip and the eunuch (in some ways, an “outsider”) expresses the inclusive love of God for all. All are invited to come home to God because love is simply part of our nature, and love is of God. The invitation to the table this day is as simple as it is every time we make it: when you endeavor to love your neighbor and live in peace with each other, there’s always room for you, no matter whether you think you “fit” or not, no matter whether you’ve been coming to church a long time or not in a long time. Welcome home.