All is well that ends well… and because the story ended well, surely Paul was ribbed about this incident in jest by his travelling companions. “Remember that time you literally bored a poor boy to death”… they all laugh. Truth is, the moment would have been absolutely horrifying and the relief amongst the group of listeners at the young man’s return to life would have been tangible.
Paul thought he would not be in this town for even 24 hours, so he uses literally every hour he has and speaks until break of day about the glorious good news, that Jesus is King and Saviour of the entire world.
Lord, may I never cut short the ‘call of duty’ you have on my life. Whenever and wherever I have the opportunity to reveal the Kingdom of Christ may I do it to the full, in word and deed.
Written by Andrew Mellor