This chapter is long, but in it contains the whole message of Jesus' saving action and how God was working throughout history to bring this time to fruition. Stephen was chosen as one of the seven who would "wait tables" through the food distribution; however, he becomes the first martyr of the Christian faith. So think about it...this guy may have seemed to have had an insignificant job, but he ends up playing a significant role by standing and giving the gospel story. A couple of things stand out to me: 1. no matter what your role in the Kingdom currently is, there is no insignificant roles 2. every role in the Kingdom has the primary job of being able to share the gospel message when opportunities present themselves.
What an amazing faith Stephen had! What awesome courage he displayed! There is a lot for us to learn from this single moment.