Asleep and Alive

Acts 20:9 (KJV)
[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.

Many pastors like to use this verse to tease church goers about falling asleep. I beg to defer. I wonder and thought in fact that this is probably recorded about and for some thoughts. Could it have been? 1. Paul sermon was so appealing thy even a young man is so interested that he was held entrapped despite of his tiredness?
2. That young men in those days were conceded about spiritual matters? 3. Or this young man stood out from the rest?

One thing for sure, this young man was not struck dead by God for something bad done such as Ananias and Saphira. Acts 5:1-11
The very fact that Paul was able to revive the young man proves it’s in God’s will.

Acts 20:11 (KJV)
[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.

The young man appears here to join back to listen to Paul’s sermon and even joined in with the activities! In common days, that sounded like fully recharged after a nap!

I think the bottom line here was, God’s will was done, God was glorified in the raising, and God was further revered in this act of Paul through God.


~ by ymsim on 2011/08/01.

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