In the town of Joppa,
There was a lady seamstress
Who helped the poor and always did good deeds.
Tabitha was her name.
In Greek, she’s known as Dorcas.
A disciple of the Lord, others could see.
One day she became sick and died.
The people were so sad, they cried.
They sent for Peter in a nearby town.
When Peter walked into the room,
Widows cried and showed him robes
And clothes that Dorcas made with her own hands.
Peter sent the people out.
He got down on his knees, devoutly
Praying with all strength, God’s heart to seek.
“Tabitha, get up,” he said.
She opened up her eyes, and then
He took her hand and helped her to her feet.
The believers came back in, and then
The news spread over Joppa and,
Believing, others found the Lord through this.
Remember others watch you, too.
The things you say, the things you do
They may find Jesus based on how you live.
“This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord.” (Acts 9:42 / NIV)
Did You Know? Joppa, located about 30-35 miles northwest of Jerusalem, is one of the most ancient seaports in the world. It was from this port that Jonah took a ship to flee from the presence of the Lord after He had told Jonah to go to Ninevah. (Jonah 1:3)
Scripture Reference: Acts 9:36-42