“O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” Matthew 15:28 NKJV
A Canaanite woman…came to Jesus, crying out, “Lord…My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession”…He answered, “I was sent only to…Israel…It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs.”
Yep. You heard it right. Jesus referred to her as a dog.
This Gentile woman was an outsider, yet she pushed through and got what comfortable insiders often miss. And that act poses an uncomfortable question… Are you allowing greed to rob you of miracles that can be found in the crumbs?
Most of us would have walked away offended. Not this woman. She basically said, “Let the children have the bread, all I need are the crumbs.”
So often we are ungrateful for the bread. But desperate people pick up the crumbs and find life! They know that if there’s power in the bread, then there’s power in the crumbs. And when a crumb is all you can get, a crumb is all you need. So what do you need from God today? How badly do you want it?