The Bible states Eutychus fell asleep while Paul was preaching into the night (Acts 20). This man literally fell out of a three-story window to his death. I use to wonder why we rarely have three story church buildings. I can joke about it now because I know the end of the story, but as you read Acts 20, the situation was very serious at the time.
What a testimony of God’s mighty power when Eutychus fell out the window and God raised him to live again (Acts 20:10). When we recognize God’s power for what it is and what it can do it should increase our level of commitment to God and the church. If God can do that no one should doubt that God can take a spiritually dead person and bring about spiritual life. The apostle Paul knew that first hand. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me (Gal 2:20).
Seeing God’s power and love changed Paul and increased his commitment. Paul had a high level of commitment to the Lord and it was evident in his actions with people. Satan is a spiritual anesthesiologist and he is working to try and put us to sleep spiritually. Let us be alert to Satan’s schemes.