“From there He arose and went to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And He entered a house and wanted no one to know it, but He could not be hidden. For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him, and she came and fell at His feet. The woman was a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to case the demon out of her daughter. But Jesus said to her, “Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”
And she answered and said to Him, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children’s crumbs.” Then He said to her, “For this saying go your way, the demon has gone out of your daughter.” And when she had come to her house, she found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed.” (Mark 7:24-30)
Once Jesus started working miracles among the people, He couldn’t go anywhere without people begging for help. It must have been sad for Him to see how beat down the devil had people in those days. Desperate people do desperate things. This woman knew she wasn’t part of the covenant that the nation of Israel had. Jesus was sent first to the Jews. He was born a Jew and He still is Jew. He is the Jewish Messiah whether they believe it or not. He is also OUR Messiah, our Savior. He came to seek and to save everyone!
However, during His earthly ministry, He was specifically sent to preach and minister to the Jewish people. So this woman comes to Him, knowing that she might be turned down because she wasn’t part of the Jewish covenant. But she asked anyway. She acknowledged Him as the Savior..she called Him LORD. She was ready to plead her case with the Savior…and He listened. He was impressed and He immediately delivered her daughter from the demon spirit.
Her faith is impressive because 1) she went to Him knowing He wanted to be alone for a bit. She fell at His feet begging Him. 2) She persisted with her argument against His first NO. 3) She left Him knowing that her daughter was free. What was the result of this incident? A Gentile woman met the Savior and was never the same. Her daughter was never the same. It is impossible to meet Jesus Christ and stay the same.
Because of what Jesus did on the Cross, we are ALL welcome to come to Him at any time of the day or night. What a privilege! What a wonderful opportunity He has given us! To build an intimate relationship with the Father of Lights through His Son Jesus. If you are drawn to Him, go to this link and meet Jesus. Let Him wash away your sins with His Blood. I promise you will never be the same…