I do not intend today’s post to be critical, negative or cause vitriolic against the church of today… I do hope that it causes some comparison, introspection and a longing for God to display His mighty power among us and restore the dynamic activity of the Holy Spirit that the Ancient Church experienced!
So here’s what I jotted in the margin of my Bible after reading Acts 20:7-12 during “Coffee with the Lord”… “I can only imagine what would have happened if this emergency had occurred in the average American church today! What would we do, compared with what Apostle Paul did on that occasion?”
Can you visualize the difference in the scenes?
And the passage?
“On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight. There were many lamps in the upper room where we were gathered. And a young man named Eutychus, sitting at the window, sank into a deep sleep as Paul talked still longer. And being overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead. But Paul went down and bent over him, and taking him in his arms, said, ‘Do not be alarmed, for his life is in him.’ And when Paul had gone up and had broken bread and eaten, he conversed with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed. And they took the youth away alive, and were not a little comforted.” (ESV)