Tuesday, June 5th


Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room (where Dorcas' body was). All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them. - Acts 9:39

Dear Jesus, when a loved one passes we remember  the blessings they brought to others.  We even minimize their  weaknesses.  It's strange how families and friends seem to cope better with our weaknesses after we are gone.  But it is a testimony of how your grace makes it easy to not count people's sins against them. These widows in the passage above said nothing to Peter about Dorcas' weaknesses. In their grief, they marveled at the blessings she had created.  Give my family and friends the freedom to forget the weaknesses of their loved ones who have gone to glory and comfort them with the reminder that you blessed their lives with that loved one and will keep blessing it with others.  AMEN

Every person is a blessing to others.  We just need  the grace to see and enjoy what those blessings are.