“And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.”
She cried unto the Lord.
“And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.”
She fell at His feet in both desperation and humility.
“For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.”
She did not receive an answer immediately.
“But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.”
She was persistent despite the perceived silence of the Lord.
“Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.”
His response did not shake her.
“But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.”
“Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.”
She returned home and found her daughter healed.
“And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.”
The Syrophoenician Woman serves as an example of how we should be persistent in our faith.
Ezekiel 37-38 | Mark 13 | Psalm 93-94
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