2011-05-30 - What Would Tabitha Say?
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?