My Brother’s Keeper

My Brother’s Keeper

“A young man named Eutychus was sitting in the window, and as Paul kept on talking, Eutychus got sleepier and sleepier, until he finally went sound asleep and fell from the third storey to the ground. When they picked him up, he was dead. But Paul went down and threw himself on him and hugged him. “Don’t worry,” he said, “he is still alive!””  Acts 20:9-10 GNB.

I heard a preacher on YouTube share such a lovely revelation on this Scripture, and as he was sharing, I started to picture it in my mind and how I can relate. This young man had one leg in the Church (inside the window) and one leg in the world (outside the window) and as he began to fall asleep (spiritually) he fell out the window into the world and died. However Paul (picture of Jesus) went down and resurrected him and brought him back into the Church.

This is the best way how I can share the revelation shared by the man of God, but this really spoke to me about how quickly we write people off who have fallen and/or have gone back into the world. Not only that but also how we are so focused on ourselves in the Church that we don’t see when a fellow believer is ready to fall out the window. We should be there not only to help but also to pray and stand in the gap when we see fellow believers falling asleep, before they can even fall out the window. Our gifts and callings are not for us but for others. Lord, help us to get our eyes off ourselves long enough to see those around us, that we may be there to be our brothers’ keepers.

We should be there not only to help but also to pray and stand in the gap when we see fellow believers falling away

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