Last week Saul turned into a basket case and now you’re telling me Peter’s doing miracles like Jesus did?
What happened to the basket case?
The disciples in Jerusalem were afraid of him and the Grecian Jews wanted to kill him so the disciples who had stopped being afraid of him sent him to Tarsus?
So what did Peter do?
As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the saints in Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas, a paralytic who had been bedridden for eight years. “Aeneas, Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and take care of your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up.
Is it that simple?
All you have to do is say, “Jesus Christ heals you,” and they’re healed?
What do you mean, I can’t say that.
I can too talk—“Woof, woof woof.”
Doesn’t that sound like what Peter said?
I am listening.
All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.
What if someone pretended to be paralyzed and get healed?
Would that work?
What do you mean, not in a small town?
Okay, I’ll listen.
In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which when translated, is Dorcas) who was always doing good and helping the poor.
I do good.
Why are you laughing person?
I’m always listening.
About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, “Please come at once!”
I wonder if they offered Peter treats to come.
I’d come for treats.
Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. 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.
As long as they don’t make me wear any of those clothes.
I’m listening. I’m listening.
Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up.
Boy was she obedient.
I hope Peter gave her some treats.
Peter took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. The he called the believers and the widows and presented her to them alive. This became known all over Joppa and many people believed in the Lord. Peter stayed in Joppa for some time with a tanner named Simon.
So, if I bring someone back from the dead and many people believe in the Lord because of it, will Jesus give me treats?