May we all be like the Christians in Acts Chapter 8, who went everywhere “preaching the word” and starting new congregations of the church of Christ even after being scattered out of Jerusalem amid persecution. They did not hide in their houses, but rather shined their Christian lights for all to see. The apostles who stayed in Jerusalem during the persecution assembled together and worshipped God as a congregation of the church of Christ in Jerusalem. Also, they supported the other disciples who were starting new congregations in other parts of the world. The church did not hide out of fear, but grew. May we shine forth the Light of the Gospel as they did!
“And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, EXCEPT THE APOSTLES. And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison. Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word” (Acts 8:1-4).