January 21, 2024
Acts 16:11-15 shares the account of the first believer in modern-day Europe, Lydia. Ironically, Lydia came from the very place that God prevented Paul from going in his previous travels. Having left Asia, she moved to Philippi in Macedonia as a seller of purple cloths. A devout, God-fearing woman, Lydia heard the good news about Jesus from the apostle Paul while praying with other women. We are told that God was the One who opened her heart to hear and believe. He continues to open hearts today as His people open their lives and mouths to share Christ. May He do His work through us!