Sitting In the Window ~ Acts 20:9a


Acts 20:9a And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus,

Acts 20:9a




©Deborah Bolack 2002
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He’s sitting in the window, checking out the view;
wondering which way he should go, questioning what is true.
He’s sitting with one foot in, leaning further out.
Feeling the tug of some sin, he’s giving in to his doubts.

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Someone’s sitting in the window, choosing for eternity.
A view of the Saviour is their heart’s greatest need.
To see his grace and love shine through you and me,
May pull them through that window to faith that sets them free.

(short instrumental)

She’s sitting in the window, seeing things so new;
Feeling so very alone, desiring what is true.
She’s peaking in from the world, edging further in.
Feeling the tug of the Lord, she’s longing for peace within.

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Someone’s sitting in the window, choosing for eternity.
A view of the Saviour is their heart’s greatest need.
To see his grace and love shine through you and me,
May pull them through that window to faith that sets them free.

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Help pull them through that window to faith that sets them free.
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Acts 20:9a And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus,

The story behind the song:

  He sat with his Bible in his lap, staring straight ahead. His sullen expression was all too familiar...I'd seen it on my own son's face so many times.
What was he thinking? I wondered.
 He was sitting in Church, surrounded by family and friends, but I could picture him sitting, gazing out a window...It was a window looking out on the world, where everyone seemed to be laughing and having a great time. I could see his desire to go out there and find what he might be missing. Now and then he would glance toward his family, but with each passing moment, he leaned further out the window. I wondered how long it would be before he gave in to his doubts.
 I also wondered what part we, his church family, may have played in nudging him toward that window. I remembered the day he stood before the congregation, giving his testimony. I saw his desire to serve the Lord. What had happened to quench that flame?
 My heart aches for these young people who are so filled with questions, doubts and fears. They aren't able to walk by faith; they need something tangible. They need to see God's grace and His love, and they can only see it if it's shining through you and me.
 What he doesn't realize is that on the other side of that window is someone else looking in. She's longing for a glimpse of something real that she can trust and hold on to in a world where smiles and laughter are often just a mask.

   So many kids who grow up in church go through a period of questioning and doubting. Some of them feel like they are missing out, and are drawn to the world. They’re in church, but they’re on the verge of walking away. Saved or lost, these kids are about to make a decision that will have lasting consequences. On the other hand, there are kids who have not been raised in church, and know very little, if anything about God or Christ. Some have experienced pain and rejection, even abuse, or perhaps they just have the feeling that something is missing in their life. Sometimes those kids have an opportunity to visit church, or to spend time with a Christian family. Whether they are looking out, or peaking in from the world, these kids all have the same need; Jesus Christ! They need to see that the love of Christ is real. Seeing the Lord at work in our lives may be what makes the difference in which way they choose to go.


Acts 20:9a

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