Morphed Into His Image
October 10, 2013
Called, Justified, and Glorified
October 12, 2013
Morphed Into His Image
October 10, 2013
Called, Justified, and Glorified
October 12, 2013

Not A Little Comforted

Mt. Le Conte

Mt. Le Conte

7And 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.”
Acts 20:7-12

What gets you excited? In the account above there was definitely some excitement but it didn’t start out good. While Paul was preaching a young man in the group had fallen asleep perhaps on a window ledge and fell off quite a distance down. Most of the people listening to Paul immediately thought the young man was dead, but Paul embraced him and told the people not to be troubled and worried because the young man wasn’t dead. After falling from the third loft? Are you sure?

What happened? Paul confidently went back to teaching/preaching, and even had a meal and then left the next morning. What happened to the young man? He was alive and just fine, and that’s when everyone got excitedthey were not a little comforted. They were a lot comforted, and you know they praised the Lord for healing and restoring the young man.

We should all get excited when we see God touch lives restoring them or healing them. Let’s not limit what God wants to do in our lives or through us. Let’s be ready, anticipating what our God can and will do. Then those around us won’t be a little comforted. They’ll be excited about the God who heals, who restores, who provides what is needed and so much more.