The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted. (Acts 20:12 NIV)
There’s an interesting resurrection miracle recorded in Acts 20:7-12. After listening to the apostle Paul talk for hours – because he was leaving Troas the next day – a young man by the name of Eutychus falls from the third floor window where he was sitting and dies. “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” (vv.10-12). While we don’t know the particular message Paul was delivering that day, we can assume from his previous messages that he was preaching about Jesus’ death and resurrection. After all, they were meeting on the first day of the week when Jesus rose from the dead. Imagine the impact his words would have had on his listeners when a young man dies in their midst and is brought back to life again. Seeing is believing! God is able to restore whatever has died in your life right before your eyes. Let this hope fill your heart not just at Easter season, but all year long.