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Monday; April 29

Last week our church lost one of our long-time members, Clara Hess.  I didn’t have the privilege to know “Miss Clara” as well as did others, but when I posted her passing on our internal social network it was incredible to see the impact that she’d had on people.  In fact, one of the things that was mentioned was how she had knitted tissue box holders for people – many of whom still had these handmade gifts.  As I thought about Miss Clara’s death I was drawn back to a character of the Bible whom Luke described in this way, “Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which translated in Greek is called Dorcas); this woman was abounding with deeds of kindness and charity which she continually did.” (Acts 9:36).  When Dorcus died, her friends called on Peter to come to Joppa and showed him the gifts she had made for them.  Touched by their love for Miss Dorcus, Peter raised her from the dead!  What a great gift for such a wonderful lady. Folks, I cannot raise anyone from the dead, b…