My dear friends, Dorcas was considered a disciple of Christ not because she was wealthy or super talented or in the public eye. She was a disciple of Christ because she loved others as Christ loved. And as a demonstration of that love, Dorcas used what God gave her and gave it to those in need. I love the following poem.
We are part of God’s family and because He lovingly made each of us to be unique, he’s created a special part for each of us to do as well. I have my part, and you have yours. I shouldn’t do what God made you to do, nor am I supposed to. I’m supposed to do what God has created me to do. And like the poem above says, no one can do the part as well as you.
Dorcas loved as Christ loved, but she didn’t stop there. “You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.” (Jas 2: 24) Out of Dorcas’ love for her Savior came obedience in giving to others with great need.
Let Dorcas be an encouragement to you. Each of us can love, give generously, and do our part. And like the poem says, the part may not be grand, but it’s valuable nonetheless because it was made for you.
Dorcas did her part, will you?
(Acts 9: 36-43)