Crumbs From The Master’s Table
Scripture Text: “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” Matthew 15:27
Everyone has many pressing needs. We have desperate needs in our lives and we are often clueless how this crucial or demanding need can be met.
In Matthew chapter 15 we see, Jesus is approached by a mother who is in a desperate situation.
This woman came to Jesus as her daughter was demon possessed. This burdened mother has heard about Jesus and so she frantically cries out to Jesus “Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David.”
She tells Jesus that her daughter is cruelly tormented by the demons. What was the response of Jesus?
The Bible tell us Jesus did not say a word to her. She continued to cry after Him, and the disciples urged Jesus to send her away.
Jesus tells her that His whole purpose in coming to this world was to reach the lost sheep of Israel. When she persists, Jesus tells her that she is a dog and does not deserve the children’s bread.
She says, “I know that it isn’t right to take the food from the children’s table and give it to the dogs. But even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the masters table.
The desperate mother was asking for “crumbs” of grace that will heal her daughter. She trusted Jesus even though she was rejected at first.
Jesus responded, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” Her daughter was healed from that very hour.
She needed help and she was determined to get it. She knew that a crumb from His hand was more than enough. She wouldn’t give up until she got what she needed!
You may be frustrated with overwhelming family problems. Some of you may face serious financial difficulty. Some of you are heart broken over the illness or loss of a family member or friend. Some of you may have beeen cheated and mistreated.
Do you feel powerless, weak and defenseless and do not know where to turn for help? Have all your efforts failed? Is your problem too big that everyone ignore your pleas? Are you no longer able to bear the burden alone?
Humbly ask God for a crumb of peace, a crumb of health, a crumb of success.
Regardless of what you face in your life today, the answer will be found in Him!
A crumb from God is much more satisfying than the whole loaf the world offers you.
God Bless You!