Tuesday, September 22, 2009


“When she went back to her home, she found her child lying on the bed, and the demon was gone.” (Mark 7:30)

A woman went about her daily work, worried about her little girl. Something was wrong with the girl. How it happened, this Greek mother did not know, but her daughter was being influenced or controlled by an evil spirit, a demon.

This woman had never heard of Jesus, but she somehow heard that He had come to Tyre. She heard people speaking of his healing abilities, and she heard where He was staying. She had nothing to lose and everything to gain, so like any good mother she went and found Him and continually asked Him to heal her daughter.

Apparently, Jesus ignored her pleas for awhile and then said, “Allow the children to be fed first, because it isn’t right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” This woman rose to the test and replied, “Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”

Jesus recognized the spiritual understanding this woman had and healed her daughter. He commended her reply and told her to go home, and that the demon was gone. When the mother arrived back home, it was just as He had said.

Whatever issues we may face in life, whether it be something as extreme as what this mother was facing with her child, or whether it be something less extreme, we need to know that we have Someone we can go to. We have a Resource, someone who can help. Sometimes the only thing we can do is go to Him and ask.

Lord, We come to You today, asking, seeking, and knocking. Amen.

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