She was weary and desperate. But she would do anything for her daughter. She pressed on and walked with desperation and hope. “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon possessed and suffering terribly.” She cried out loud. She knew that she was not in her turf, and was expecting anything to happen, but no answer.
This silence was like a queue for those that walked with Him as they came and urged to send her away.This was supposed to be a meeting that no one knew about, and she was spoiling it. This was supposed to be an “inner circle” meeting and she kept crying after them. They wanted to be left alone with the Master, and this was a very familiar scene. So they stopped and she knelt, disregarding the obvious body language that the disciples were showing. And then it happened: Jesus spoke the words that challenged her “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.” Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.
There and then the miracle happened. She knew who she was talking to, or maybe she was so desperate that she did not care how she was perceived. The love she felt inside was greater than the possible humiliation she could experience. She wanted just a crumb. Her faith was big enough to understand that only a crumb of the Masters words could be enough. Not the feast, not the entire bread, just a crumb, that’s all she needed, and she got it all in the end.
Some of the greatest breakthroughs in life came from small moments, just as it came for this woman. What do you need today? Do you find yourself glancing at the feast and ignoring the crumbs? We often do that and forget that our miracle can come from small things. Your breakthrough can come from that “crumb” meeting, from that “crumb” phone call, from that “crumb” presentation. But you need to want it bad. Bad enough to do whatever it takes to get to your “crumb”. His word is more than enough to change the direction of your life and make this moment a turning point.
Be alert because you might be looking for a feast, but God can use Just a crumb.
“BREATHE expectantly, LIVE confidently and MOVE Boldly”
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© Copyright Danny Maldonado, 2012
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, TODAY’S NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 2001, 2005 by Biblica®. Used by permission of Biblica®. All rights reserved worldwide.