First there was Tabitha who died unexpectedly and then there was a Gentile named Cornelius. Both of these people play an important part in the events of the founding and growth of the new Christian church. But I find them interesting because of the way people who knew them well described them.
The friends of Tabitha were devastated by her death, not only because she was a wonderful person, but also because of the wonderful things that she did. She was apparently a talented seamstress and made all kinds of clothing for those who were in need. Cornelius was known as one who feared God and also gave much of his wealth to those who were in need.
The significance that I see in the lives of these two people is the fact that both of them were not only well known for being good people but also for the good things that they did.
In other words, they didn't just 'talk the talk' but also 'walked the walk'. I believe that Christians should not be afraid of being known as Christians, but if they are truly Christians, the way they live and the things they do should be clear evidence of their Christian life. They cannot be perfect, but they should be known for being exceptionally kind, honest, generous, helpful, moral and trustworthy. Not an easy task, but for a Christian, a serious goal for which to aim.
It is going to be difficult for me to blog very much for the next couple of days. My pain medication for my fibromyalgia is giving me some problems, so I have had to stop it for the time being. I go to the doctor tomorrow and hopefully he will have some solution for me. In the mean time doing much of anything is difficult. I went down to see to the cats at the shelter this afternoon but I couldn't stay very long because of the pain. So if I couldn't work with the cats you know I am having real pain!
I'd appreciate your prayers for an effective solution with no side effects. In the mean time I will try to keep visiting and commenting. Be back soon.