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“I’d like to, but it’s difficult,” the officer said. “If I had someone to explain it to me,
it would be better.”
Can’t you just see Philip smiling at
that moment? The angel had
told him to come down this road, and
now he knew why. This man wanted to understand the Scriptures.
“With the help of God I can explain the passage to you,”
Philip said. So the officer invited Philip to come
and sit with him in the chariot to
read the scroll with him as they
traveled along. The man
was from Africa and worked in
the royal treasury for Candace,
the queen of Ethiopia. He had
a lot of influence in his important position
and could share what he learned. He believed

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