Tabitha is one of great stories in New Testament book of Acts. She lived in Joppa, a coastal town on the Mediterranean. She was a believer who showed it by “always doing kind things for others and helping the poor” (Acts 9:36). One day Tabitha took ill and died. Immediately the believers called for Peter since he was nearby and he arrived to a room “filled with widows who were weeping and showing him the coats and other clothes Tabitha had made for them” (9:39). Peter asked everyone to leave the room and then he “knelt and prayed” before turning to Tabitha’s body and saying, “Get up, Tabitha.” Amazingly, miraculously, Tabitha opened her eyes, sat up and Peter helped her stand. Then, Peter called in the widows and they witnessed and rejoiced in the power of God. Ultimately, “many believed in the Lord” (9:42) through the life, death and witness of Tabitha. Isn’t that a great story? Could that be our story, too?
Text: Acts 9:36 – 42