Today’s devotion for today is based on Matthew 15:25-27, “The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” “Yes, it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
What an odd conversation. One certainly doesn’t expect Jesus to carry on like this. He’s loving and kind. He is the one who welcomes sinners and tax collectors. Jesus wasn’t being rude or showing indifference; he was exercising her faith. In the face of opposition, the Canaanite woman didn’t run away; she ran to Jesus. She didn’t fall into self-pity; she stood on the sure promises of Jesus. She is a great example for us who are all undeserving sinners before Christ, beggars all.
Please prays the prayer for today with me: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you, Lord, for promising to be with me today. When testing comes, help me run to you. Help me find rest and comfort in your promises. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.