After his time in Samaria, Peter makes stops in both Lydda and Joppa, miraculously healing the lame man Aeneas and raising the woman Tabitha the from the dead. And though Peter is still at the center of the narrative, performing great works, we are also now seeing that the church has quickly grown beyond Peter’s own work. In Peter, we see a leader willing to participate in what God is already doing rather than instigate it, compassionately obeying the Lord’s direction in Lydda and Joppa. We also see that same compassionate obedience demonstrated the character of Tabitha. As believers, we must follow their examples and live lives of compassionate obedience to God.