We don’t know much about her. Seven verses in the book of Acts, chapter nine, hardly tell a whole life’s story, but there are a number of things we can learn about Tabitha from this passage. She has a lot to teach us.
In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor. Acts 9:36
Somewhere along the way Tabitha had heard about Jesus. Her devotion to him earned her the title of disciple. A female disciple.
This same devotion drove her to great kindness. What is love? Love is kind. The love we experience because He first loved us should drive us to action. It certainly did for Tabitha.
To keep reading my thoughts on what Tabitha has to teach us about kindness, I hope you'll join me over at Christian Care Ministry's website. It's my first piece for them! Tabitha Was Kind.