have great faith! Your request is granted." ~Matthew
The Canaanite woman gave a glimpse of her clinging
faith, and her spiritual insight. The Master went
to the Sidonian country so that this truth could be
shown for all time: There is no cry as effective as
persistent prayer, and there is no player to which
God surrenders Himself so fully and so freely.
The persistence of this
distressed mother brought about
her request. Instead of being an offense to the Savior,
it drew from Him a word of wonder and glad surprise.
What an example of faith!
Dear Lord God, please
increase my faith and
help me to pray persistently. Amen.