Acts 20:7-12

7On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight. 8There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting. 9Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead. 10Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms around him. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “He’s alive!” 11Then he went upstairs again and broke bread and ate. After talking until daylight, he left. 12The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted.

One response to “Acts 20:7-12

  1. What a great story. We tend to think of Bible stories as mythical fables or Heavenly edicts. But here is a story about a guy who probably worked late, needed a nap, and fell asleep during a long sermon. He went backwards out of a third story window and landed on his head and neck. Wow. That would have stopped the service.

    Paul ran down to the ground and performed a miracle and raised the lad to the glory of God. This was definitely an act that glorified God and added power to Paul’s words and ministry.

    Paul was gracious and kind to stay up late and invest into these people’s lives. He was leaving the next day and rather than rest before traveling, he stayed with these people to invest into their lives and to answer as many of their questions as he could before he had to leave them.

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