Behind the Scenes

Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed.

(Acts 9:40 NIV)

Peter had become well known for healing the sick. In Acts chapter five, we’re told, “people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by” (Acts 5:15). That’s why I believe that when it came to raising dead Tabitha, he sent everyone out of the room, so that he wouldn’t draw any attention to himself, but to the One who had given him the power to do so. And that’s exactly what happened because Luke, speaking of this miracle, notes “This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord” (Acts 9:42). Likewise, we’re to remain behind the scenes, so that the Lord will receive all the praise.

When we remain behind the scenes, Jesus receives all the praise.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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