Acts 16: 11-15… A base in Macedonia.

So, setting sail from Troas, we made a direct voyage to Samothrace, and the following day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city some days. And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together. One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul. And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.

Comment: At the moment I’m daily doing the simple puzzle ‘globle’ on my iPad. It is helping me get a picture of the world’s countries. In those days Macedonia was under Roman control. Philippi was one of the major cities. On modern maps much of the area is in Greece and there is a country North Macedonia. Early on a rich business lady heard the preaching, believed and was baptised. She made her home which was no doubt a significant Roman Villa available to the team of evangelists as a base in the city, We shall soon see how this city receives them!

Prayer: Thank You for the efforts of many who still speak Your glorious message, Your ‘Good News’ around the world.

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