In Acts 10, Cornelius had responded to the light he had been given. He had already embraced the God of Israel and was following God as far as he could but something was missing. The angel knew what he needed. Cornelius would soon be introduced to the Apostle Peter who would share the Gospel with him. Cornelius would personally receive Jesus as His Savior. Jesus is what is missing in the lives of some of our neighbors, friends, family, and even strangers we have “chance” meetings with daily.
God’s whole purpose in arranging the world the way it is was so that folks might seek Him and know Him. We see this verse later in Acts 17: “God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.” God’s gives light to all folks, and they are told to respond to it. No wonder you and I are called the “light of the world”. Like Peter and countless others who have gone before us, what a privilege to be part of God’s plan to bring the light of the Gospel to everyone we meet!