It’s been rough for Jesus today. The Pharisees are at it again. Always finding fault because of traditions and ceremony. This time it was about washing up before lunch.
Are you kidding me, they come all the way to Galilee to argue about that! It’s about the heart not hygiene. Get with the program guys, we’re about eternity and we’ve got bigger fish to fry than your legalism. Between this and the pressing crowds, I’m exhausted.
Great, Jesus wants to take some R&R. We’ve been busted our humps since I left the Publican trade. Time to lay low and lay back. I’m bushed and Jesus looks like He could use some rest also! Only problem, how does he get away quietly with this Rock Star persona?
…Sidon and Tyre? Sounds good, I think there’s a beach. No card carrying Hebrew will have a clue we’ll be here. Just a bunch of low life heathens. We don’t deal with their kind.
Whose this woman eyeing the Master? She’s not one of us. “Get lost lady, were not interested! Whatever your selling we’re not buying!”
Heathen Gentile. Worse, she’s a Canaanite! They should have been terminated centuries ago. Nothing but trouble with that lot. Wait, she looks like she’s going to say something.
…“Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.””(Matthew 15:22)
The nerve of her! She just spoke to the Rabbi! A woman…A Canaanite woman! That’s smart Jesus, ignore her. “Hit the bricks Sister, we don’t do Gentile.”
“Tell her to take a hike Jesus or she’ll never leave us alone!“
Oh look, now she’s grovelling. “Come on lady, have some dignity.”
“Lord, help me!”
“Just tell her we’re here on vacation Jesus. We’re not here for work.”
…“It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” (Matthew 15:26)
That was a good one! “You hear that you yapping pekingese. Get lost before we call the pound! Haha…what do you have to say now? Huh?”
… “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”(Matthew 15:27)
Man this woman won’t give up. She never lets go! Does she know she is not owed anything? She has no right to be here. He just called you a dog. Get the hint. Just give up and go home already.
“Wrong line lady, you need to be over at the heathen counter. This here is for the sanctified.”
“Tell her Jesus,tell her where to get off…Jesus, wait…why’d you stop? Why are you approaching her? Get away from her Master, she’s unclean!
“O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” (Matthew 15:28)
Did I hear Him right? He just gave her a blank check to a miracle. He called her faith…Great! He always complains our’s is too little. She told Him she’d settle for crumbs and He gave her what she wanted, unconditionally!
Man he sure seems fascinated with her faith. Her persistent faith! It’s all over but the celebrating, her daughter is healed.