Paul, …’talked on and on’ Acts 20

29 May

Acts 20… ‘as Paul talked on and on’

as I have grown older, as I have walked 40 years with Priscilla, I am learning to talk less, much less, and listen,

Listen to hear Him,

more, and more of Him, more.

I don’t want to be a ‘Paul,’ – who was quite ‘quiet’ in Ephesus, in the theatre and the town’s marketplace. The quiet Paul of Ephesus speaks much after, the first day at Troas …

“On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight. 8 There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting. 9 Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead. 10 Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms around him. “

Eutychus is made whole, alive, by Paul’s arms, not by words

As I get older, I need more arms, less words; more coverings, more holds.

I need the Paul in my life to hold, not talk. And I am then …

held,. I am then hear into life.

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