“Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight” (Acts 20:7 NKJV).


The disciples in the city of Troas gathered on a Sunday to hear Paul preach. They couldn’t get enough of the church-planting apostle’s words, so they sat listening to him all day, even unto midnight. What a great Sunday service this must’ve been. Unfortunately, a young man named Eutychus fell asleep during the sermon and fell out the window of the third story upper room where they were meeting. The fall killed him, but Paul rushed downstairs and raised him up to life again. Then they returned to the upper room where they took the Lord’s Supper and listened to Paul until daybreak.
Can you imagine the way those who were gathered together that day to hear Paul’s final sermon in Troas talked about it later in life? Surely one would turn to another, years later, and say, “Remember that time we attended an all-night service listening to the Apostle Paul?”
PRAYER: Dear Father, we are so distracted and limited in our attention spans that we can hardly sit still for more than a moment. How we long for a time when we might sit and hear Your Word preached and pray with one another without consideration of time. Give us strength and stamina to stay our minds on You and on Your Word. In Jesus’ name, amen.