Eutychus was the young man of Troas that Paul raised from the dead. His name means good fortune. Eutychus fell asleep during the preaching of Paul and fell from a third story window. The lattice-work of the window being open to admit the air, the lad fell out and down to the court below.

And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together. And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead. And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him. When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed. And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.

The name Eutychus meant good luck in an age when Lady Luck was even more fervently worshipped than in our Vegas casinos. Do you suppose any one reflected on the name when Paul's prolonged discourse was interrupted by the abrupt disappearance of "Lucky" from the window sill? Yet their joy must have been richer when Eutychus was restored. The gates of death could not prevail against the church of Christ. The bondage of "good luck" was released and the fall was broken by the Good News.
[BD, 370, Acts 20]

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