May 22nd, 2022

An Amazing Detour

Acts 16:14 “A certain woman named Lydia, a worshiper of God, was listening to us; she was from the city of Thyatira and a dealer in purple cloth. The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul.”

Have you ever taken a well-planned out trip, but then found yourself on an unexpected detour? Maybe it made your trip even better! Trips, jobs, relationships, pandemics… life can take us on many different kinds of unexpected, but possibly amazing detours.

In the early Christian church, disciples travelled far and wide to share the good news of the gospel. The apostle Paul had a vison to travel to Macedonia, so he took a detour where he met a group of women who listened to his teachings. One woman, named Lydia, opened her heart to believe and became a follower of Jesus. Her life took an unexpected and amazing detour as she began a new journey of faith. Who knows what kind of detour life will take us, when we too follow Jesus?