Aug 30, 2017
Peter, continuing his work, travels to Lydda, which is NW of Jerusalem on the road to Joppa. There he encounters a paralyzed man, Aeneas, to whom he announces that Jesus Christ has healed him. Many are converted as the news about the healing spreads. A dear saint named Dorcas dies at Lydda, and her friends send for Peter, who is staying three hours away in Joppa. When he arrives, he sends them outside the upper room where the body is placed, and once again, like Jesus did with the daughter of Jairus (see Mark 5), Peter says, “Tabitha arise.” And once again, the news of the miraculous healing causes many to believe in Jesus.