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Dorcas: A Woman Full of Good Works

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Do you know anyone named Dorcas?  Perhaps you do know someone who is like Dorcas whose story is in Acts 9:36-43. Her story is not very long. It is only eight verses. There is not very much we know about her life, her family, or how she looked. But, the things we do know are amazing and very challenging to each of us. So what do we know?

1. She lived in Joppa and the Bible describes her as “a certain disciple”.  The most important thing ever was that she knew the Lord and depended on Him for her salvation! He was the source of her very unselfish life and all that she did.

2.The next thing the Bible says about her is that she was “full of good works” What a legacy! She picked up her needle and thread and made such a difference sewing garments for the poor and needy. She took seriously the verse in James 1;26-27 that tells us to care for the widows and the orphans. In my mind, I can see her bent over her sewing making a little coat or dress for a child that had a need. Dorcas did all that she could for as many as she could. Her love flowed from a grateful heart for her salvation.

3. Probably one of the most meaningful things about Dorcas is found in a tiny phrase that is given in Acts 9:36. At the very end of the verse the words read “which she did”. What a motivating thought! Dorcas did not just think about what she could do, dream about it, or wish that someday she could do it. No, she just did it! Perhaps, that is how it should work out in our lives too. There are so many things we talk about, but, just never do it. It makes me want to get started right away.

I am just really grateful for the example of Dorcas. She makes such a difference in doing all that she was able to do. We each have different talents, gifts, and abilities. May we be like Dorcas. She was full of good works and she did them.

Do you know anyone named Dorcas?  Perhaps you do know someone who is like Dorcas whose story is in Acts 9:36-43. Her story is not very long. It is only eight verses. There is not very much we know about her life, her family, or how she looked. But, the things we do know are amazing and very challenging to each of us. So what do we know?

1. She lived in Joppa and the Bible describes her as “a certain disciple”.  The most important thing ever was that she knew the Lord and depended on Him for her salvation! He was the source of her very unselfish life and all that she did.

2.The next thing the Bible says about her is that she was “full of good works” What a legacy! She picked up her needle and thread and made such a difference sewing garments for the poor and needy. She took seriously the verse in James 1;26-27 that tells us to care for the widows and the orphans. In my mind, I can see her bent over her sewing making a little coat or dress for a child that had a need. Dorcas did all that she could for as many as she could. Her love flowed from a grateful heart for her salvation.

3. Probably one of the most meaningful things about Dorcas is found in a tiny phrase that is given in Acts 9:36. At the very end of the verse the words read “which she did”. What a motivating thought! Dorcas did not just think about what she could do, dream about it, or wish that someday she could do it. No, she just did it! Perhaps, that is how it should work out in our lives too. There are so many things we talk about, but, just never do it. It makes me want to get started right away.

I am just really grateful for the example of Dorcas. She makes such a difference in doing all that she was able to do. We each have different talents, gifts, and abilities. May we be like Dorcas. She was full of good works and she did them.

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