Dorcas is one of the less-known women of the Bible - she only appears in Acts 9:36-43 [link]
but there already one can get an idea of who she was. She was a Christian lady who helped widows by making clothes for them. I imagine her as the kind of missionary who teaches poor women how to self-support, and at the same time passes on the Gospel - through the life she leads, through the good things she does to them, and through telling them about Jesus.
And then she died! I tried to imagine what she'd be feeling - and so this poem actually reflects what went through my head in all the "oh no I think I'm going to die and I don't want to" moments (e.g. whenever I think the plane I'm in is going to crash... really stupid moments actually).
The conclusion I came to, after all those (unnecessary) worries, was: God will only let me die if it's really the right time.
I won't be "missing" something He'd have wanted me to do, because He won't let me go before. And when I do die, it will be when I've done what God wanted me to do. Actually, some old people see comfort in the fact that God still keeps them alive not to torture them (my grandparents, for instance, don't enjoy old age at all) but because He still has a plan for them.
And that's why Dorcas was brought to life again - because God still had more plans. But also, through that miracle, many people believed! Sometimes God can use even death to show something.
Part of my 45 Women of the Bible challenge. [link]
All challenge poems so far:
Eve: Painful Love [link]
Sarah: He Who Laughs Last [link]
Hagar: The God Who Sees Me [link]
Rahab: Red Rope [link]
Mary mother of Jesus: Blessed [link]
Mary sister of Martha: Beautiful Feet [link]
Martha: One Thing Is Needful [link]
Mary Magdalene: Gone [link]
Dorcas: The End [link]
Bride of Christ: Vows [link]