Many Believed

He gave her his hand and helped her stand up. Then he called the saints and widows and presented her alive. This became known throughout Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. Acts 9:41-42 HCSB

I can remember where I was and what I was doing when the planes crashed into the twin towers in New York City on 911. It was a tragic story as both buildings collapsed as a result of the heat from the flames. That was all that anyone talked about that day. The common question was, “Have you heard . . .” Bad news travels fast as people begin to talk about it. The same is true of good news.

That is what happened in Joppa. The good news of Dorcas being brought back to life by Peter became known throughout Joppa. Everyone was talking about it. As a result of much discussion, many people believed in the Lord. God is always in the business of drawing people to Himself. He wants to have a personal relationship with people. This miracle helped bring people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Challenge: Just imagine if all believers began to talk about the Good News of Jesus Christ in their communities, their families, and everywhere they went. Soon the message of salvation through Jesus Christ would be known by everyone. In America we assume that everyone has heard about Jesus, but many do not know about the Good News. At least 80-90% of people in most communities do not attend church on a regular basis. There are many who need to know Jesus as Lord. Pray that God will help you become bolder in sharing the Good News with others.

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