Tabitha (or Dorcas in Greek) was a disciple of Jesus from Joppa. She was always doing good, helping the poor and widows, and making clothing and robes for them. She became very ill and the sickness took her life. Her friends had gathered to prepare her body for burial in her home, and the disciples sent for Peter, who was in the nearby town of Lydda. Peter came to Tabitha's home, and the widows were all gathered there, mourning and showing Peter the clothing and robes that Tabitha had made with them. Peter sent everyone out of the room and knelt in prayer. Then he turned to the dead woman and said "Tabitha, get up." She opened her eyes and sat up. Peter helped her up and presented her to the believers gathered. Word spread about this miracle, and many people believed in the Lord. (Acts 9:36-42)
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