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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted.
While preaching in a city known as Troas, St. Paul preached and preached and preached on. While he was preaching, a young man named Eutychus fell asleep sitting in a third story window and fell out of the window to the ground below and died. Paul ran over and prayed for him and he came back to life, and the people left the meeting comforted.
I’ve heard of long, boring sermons, but this takes the cake. Can you imagine preaching so long someone dies from sleeping during the message? Here’s what I have learned from following Jesus. No matter how bad things may get during a certain event in life, Jesus is the author of Happy Endings. Think Of these New Testament stories. The wedding feast at Cana is jolted when they run out of wine only halfway through the wedding. Jesus turned water into wine. To be more specific, He made nine hundred bottles of the finest wine ever made in history. Five thousand men, not including women and children, were listening to Jesus preach but a break time came and the folks were hungry. Jesus took five loaves and two fish, He blessed them and broke them and everyone was fed, and there were twelve basketfuls leftover. And here in this story, Paul preached a way long message, a boy fell asleep and died, but Paul prayed and the boy came back to life. In each case we serve a God who is all about, Happy Endings!
I can’t even begin to count the “Happy Endings” You have made happen for me through the years. But I’m sure glad You did. Amen