1 John 4:7–21
“Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter.
And like a lamb before its shearer is silent,
so he didn’t open his mouth.
In his humiliation, justice was taken away from him.
Who can tell the story of his descendants,
because his life was taken from the earth?”
I imagine that the eunuch went on reading as he continued on his journey back to Ethiopia. (Once a book changes your life this drastically, don’t you want to read the rest of it?) And so it wouldn’t have been long before he got to Isaiah, chapter 56, which reads in part, “The Lord says to the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, choose what I desire, and remain loyal to my covenant: in my temple and courts, I will give them a monument and a name better than sons and daughters. I will give them an enduring name that won’t be removed… My house will be known as a house of prayer for all peoples, says the Lord God” (Isa. 56:4-5, 7b-8a).