[CF Devotionals] 2011-05-30 - What Would Tabitha Say?

Acts 9:36-43

He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called the believers and the widows and presented her to them alive. (Acts 9:41)

Peter told me to get up and so I did. With his gracious help, he lifted me up and I was ready to face the day. There was a lot to do; I couldn't just lie there. I could find time to rest later. When we left the room, many of my friends were wearing garments I had made for them. How nice, I thought. I am glad they can use the clothing. As I looked closer, I could tell my friends had been crying. What was there to be sad about? I was feeling a little ill but God took care of that when He sent Peter to look in on me.

My friends told me I was dead. Dead? They must be mistaken. How? Why? I don't feel as though I have been ... I don't feel ready to leave this place quite yet. Thank the Lord I do not have to.

God must want me on Earth a little while longer. I am grateful to Peter for healing me. Now was the time I needed to reassure my guests. People needed to be comfortable so I got up and attended to them, since they graciously came to check on me, it was the least I could do.

Lord, Give me a heart like Tabitha's. I want to bless people instead of waiting for people to bless me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

Do you have a tendency to be like Tabitha, constantly wanting to serve or would you rather be waited on?

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