Acts 10:1–8 (ESV)
Peter and Cornelius
10 At Caesarea there was
a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort, 2 a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God. 3 About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision
an angel of God come in and say to him, “Cornelius.” 4 And he stared at him in terror and said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God. 5 And now send men to
Joppa and bring one Simon who is called Peter. 6 He is lodging with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea.” 7 When the angel who spoke to him had departed, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier from among those who attended him,
8 and having related everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.
Today’s reading sets up the reading for tomorrow. A devout centurion name Cornelius, who feared God, had a vision. Cornelius
was known for helping people out with his money and prayers. He had a vision where an angel of God told Cornelius to send some men to get Simon Peter and bring him back to Joppa where Cornelius live. Today’s reading is that simple, not really
that exciting other than an angel of God came to him, spoke to him, and Cornelius reacted... like we all are supposed to.
I pray: O Lord, today’s text is not that exciting, but the message I get
is simple. Pray and give back to the Lord... and when he calls... respond. Help me to respond to your request. Amen.