“And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.”
She was known for her good works.
“Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.”
She was also called Dorcas.
“Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.”
She put action to her faith.
She was known for her sewing talents and her generosity in giving them to others in need.
She was faithful unto death.
“But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up. And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.”
Her friends sent for Peter, and then witnessed a miracle because of her faithfulness.
She was alive again.
She was a living testimony of the miraculous grace of God.
“And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.”
Tabitha, or Dorcas, serves as an example that faithfulness in even what seems like the little things can lead to great miracles and much fruit.
Haggai 1-2 | 3 John | Psalm 150
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