Today's article is another installment in Sister Alena X. Ricci's series on the women of the Bible.
For such an amazing story, Dorcas doesn’t have a lot of “screen time” in Scripture. You can read her story in Acts 9, but, basically, she is an early Christian and is active in her new faith and church, and she dies. Peter is called, and she is brought back to life.
That’s a pretty amazing miracle for only eight verses.
The lesson here for me is the first verse of her story. In Acts 9:36, it says, “This woman was full of good deeds.”
That’s passable, right?
We read it and we’re like, “OK, cool, she did a lot of stuff. Great.”
But hang on, that is a big deal.