Paul – Embracing the Dead GuySeptember 4, 2021 / Acts 20:7-12
On 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. There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting. Seated 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. Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms around him. ‘Don’t be alarmed,’ he said. ‘He’s alive!’ Then he went upstairs again and broke bread and ate. After talking until daylight, he left. The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted.” (Acts 20:7-12 NIV)
The people God uses to change us the , are those who have loved us at our , not at our .
Who was your ? Who is the one who took the risk to embrace you when there was no life in you?
Who is your ? Who is the person who has no life in them, that you are reaching out to embrace?