Acts 9: 37
“About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room.”
Sometimes the good people who do good have bad things happen to them, as did Dorcas.
She died. She was ceremonially washed. She was placed aside.
The important 3 words in this verse are the first three.
A really good person and servant of the Church died during that time. What time? The time of seeing Peter on mission.
The missionary often comes across bad things happening to people.
The missionary sees sickness and death.
The missionary lives in a groaning world.
But if it all goes wrong for you then rather it be when it is time for mission. If you are a Dorcas then look around for your Peter.
Today you may be on mission wherever that may be, in your neighbourhood or further afield, friend, Dorcas will be there. It is about that time.