Thursday, August 14, 2008

I Dropped a Crumb Today


I Dropped a Crumb Today
Devotionals from Mom
Matthew 15:21-27
Tomya Peters

As I was taking communion today I dropped a crumb of bread. I reached down to pick it up, and smiled as I remembered my sweet little friend.
Every Sunday she would sit beside me, look up into my eyes and say, “please drop a crumb for me”. She knew she wasn’t of age to understand the depth of the service but she wanted so much to take part. What my little friend had faith in was her relationship with me and that her smile could persuade me to give her the scenario she wanted. 
Today as I saw the crumbs I had dropped, my mind wondered to the story of the women who wanted the crumbs thrown out for the dogs.
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Matthew 15:27, 21Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession." 23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, "Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us." 24 He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel." 25 The woman came and knelt before him. "Lord, help me!" she said. 26 He replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs." 27 "Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table." 28 Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted." And her daughter was healed from that very hour.

A few things Mark says differently
Mark 7:28 25 In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an evil spirit came and fell at his feet. 26 The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.

She knew Him
Cried out to Him
Pleaded for mercy 
She knew what she wanted
Fell at his feet
Knelt before Him
Begged Him

Kelby, may you always approach God with your desires. I pray you learn that He yearns to give you what you want … even when you don’t deserve it. Believe that He may drop a crumb …

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