The importance of sharing Jesus
Today's devotion is based on Matthew 15:22, “Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, ‘Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.’”
As we read of the Canaanite woman, her faith in Jesus is extraordinary. So often, we crave the whole meal, with trimmings and dessert, but this unnamed woman was satisfied with the crumbs that fell from the table. In doing so, she asked not for herself but for her daughter to be healed.
While Jesus will always be the hero of this story, and the faithful woman who had the courage to ask him for help will be the one through whom her daughter’s needs were brought to him. But behind all the characters is the one who told her about Jesus. We don’t know the circumstances behind the person who shared their faith with the Canaanite woman, but it led to a young girl getting healed and a story that has encouraged countless people.
You may never understand how sharing the good news of Jesus Christ’s saving grace will impact the lives of others. You can be confident that God’s Word goes out and does not return empty but achieves the purpose for which he sends it.
Please pray with me: Heavenly Father, thank you for those who have shared the hope they have in Jesus Christ. Give me the courage to share what has already been given to me. Amen.