Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Boy Fell From Third Story Window
The title could be from any newspaper headline today. But I dare say the outcome may have been different. This is talking of when Paul was preaching late into the evening on a Sunday when the disciples came together to break bread. And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus. He had fallen into a deep sleep while setting on a window ledge. He fell three stories and was killed. Paul ran down to the young boy and took him in his arms and said "Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him." The boy was brought back to life.
Miracles still happen but we may not see the miracle as they did back then. We may have to take the time to look at the circumstances surrounding the event to actually see just how miraculous it was.
7: And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
8: And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.
9: And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.
10: And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.
11: When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.
12: And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.