Acts 19:24 “A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in a lot of business for the craftsmen there.”
Artemis, the Greek goddess, whom the Romans named Diana, had in the city of Ephesus a temple which was seen as one of the seven wonders of the world. But today you worship the One who created the world.
She was worshipped as the mother goddess, the Queen of the World, Saviour and Lord. But today you worship the God of all gods, King of kings and the Lord of lords.
She was the goddess who gave life to the whole earth. But you worship the one who is LIFE.
She is identified alongside witchcraft, having powers over evil spirits of darkness. But you worship the One who has disarmed the powers.
She reputedly had power in the heavens amongst the stars, her necklace carrying the symbols of the zodiac. But you worship the One who put the stars in their places.
You worship today an unrivalled God. Diana is a shadow of who you bow down to today. Demetrius had Diana, but you have God Almighty! Amen.