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Acts 20:7-16 Asleep In The Window

Doesn’t want to miss a thing but can’t stay awake

We rejoin Paul on his way to Jerusalem. He wants to be there before Pentecost. He has a long way to go and a short time to get there. He also has several stops to make along the way.

Today’s story reminds me of when I was little and we would go hear a “long winded” evangelist who came to town. We would sometimes be in church for many hours; late into the night. Never did we have the “all nighter” that those listening to Paul had that night. We were allowed to curl up under a pew and go to sleep. Eutychus used a third story windowsill.

Paul is determined to get to Jerusalem. His march towards this destination is a lot like Jesus’ final visit there. He knows danger awaits him but he is intent on going. He expects to be jailed or killed. So he wants to make sure he shares everything he can with those he visits along the way. I’m not sure if this event happens while he and his band are in Troas or during their next stop. Read more »