Eutychus is a rare name in the Bible found only in Acts 20:9; an unknown individual, with no recorded history. There are no books written on his life and rarely would one have heard a sermon concerning him. An insignificant person perhaps, but yet holding and important lesson for each of us.
In Acts 20:9-10 we read, “And a young man named Eutychus was sitting in the window. He 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 embracing him said, ‘Do not be alarmed, for his life is in him’”.
This brief incident of Eutychus in Scripture is put there I believe to illustrate a very important and practical truth. Let us begin by asking ourselves the question, “Why did Eutychus fall from the window?” Continue reading