But we also see it in the way God has been at work in the Ethiopian Eunuch's life long before Philip was directed to go to the desert road. The Ethiopian Eunuch has a spiritual thirst that he has not been able to satisfy, he has travelled from modern day Sudan to Jerusalem a journey which would have taken months to worship God. And as he journey's back he is still searching, still scouring scripture, he still has questions, his quest is not over. In many ways he is the evangelists dream, certainly his question is, when he asks Philip "who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?" What a great question to ask as you read Isaiah 53? What a great question to be asked by someone who is spiritually hungry?
Philip is invited by God to be involved in his work of making Jesus known. Philip is not involved in so much of the work God has been doing but he is called to play his part in the mission of God. How would thinking like that transform our thoughts on mission and evangelism? As we share the gospel we are participating with the Almighty missional God empowered by the Spirit not going it alone.