"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

December 14, 2016

Wednesdays in the Word

In Matthew 15, a Gentile woman comes to Jesus and cries out to him "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed."

I happen to think he was impressed with her at that very moment.
(she believed he was Lord AND the Son of David when his own people didn't)

Verse 23 says "But he answered her not a word."
I know that feeling.

Then his discipes came and urged him to send her away because she kept crying out.
But he didn't send her away. And he doesn't send us away when we cry out.
Sometimes something more is needed though.
"Then she came and worshipped Him..." 
And that's when things changed.
When crying out isn't working, WORSHIP.

He answered her.
In fact, he praised her.
"O woman, great is your faith!"


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