I was reading through Brother James Blog over at Domini Canes
Jesus set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” Then he said to her, “For saying that, you may go– the demon has left your daughter.” So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.
The story of this lady on the cusp of believing in a Savior has touched my soul. This woman was a Gentile but she was a Mother. Her baby – her daughter was sick.
Just imagine the scene! Jesus is traveling through Tyre even the verse states that Jesus did not want anyone to know He was there. But this Gentile Woman knew. This woman would do “anything” to save her child even experiencing the scorn of a Jewish man. Nothing and I mean nothing would stop her; the Mama Bear roaring like a Lion.
Can’t you just see Jesus trying to lay low, maybe relaxing, when off in the distance He sees a woman barreling down the road with a determined walk and resolute look on her face?
He is Jesus – He knew what was coming. In that instant two unlikely people meet – One is God and the other is one the brink of discovery. This woman who will give her life to save her child believes in the Man who will not only save her daughter but will save the World. She is un-wavering, firm even gritty in her belief of Jesus’ healing powers.
Jesus rewards her dogged, single-minded heroic efforts.
Isn’t that what our Loving Savior does for us when we come boldly to His Thorne?