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“Stand in line and take your turn.” ~~Jesus

Jesus had been pretty busy. He took a trip to a new area thinking he could get away for a while. He entered a house there where he didn’t think he would be found, but he couldn’t escape notice.

He was barely inside when a woman who had a disturbed daughter heard where he was. She came and knelt at his feet, begging for help. The woman was Greek, Syro-Phoenician by birth. She wasn’t a part of the Jewish faith so not a member of the favored religious groups.

She asked Jesus to cure her daughter. While not a part of the in crowd, she believed in Jesus completely.

So imagine her surprise at Jesus answer. “Stand in line” He says. Really?

He says a few more things intended, on the surface, to discourage her.

She said, “Of course, Master. But don’t dogs under the table get scraps dropped by the children?”

This impressed Jesus. He told her to go home and that her daughter was healed.

Imagine impressing Jesus. What is the key? Don’t get discouraged. Keep asking. Believe that He really wants to help. Really believe that. Know that your turn is coming.

“Stand in line and take your turn.” ~~Jesus (Mark 7:27 The Message)

  1. August 2, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    So hard to be patient with the things that concern us personally. The importance of persistence. Thanks for this post.

  2. August 4, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Michael, I think this is insightful . I think it would help to mention the complete context of this event Mark 7: 24-30 using Jesus’ exact quotes. I would also think it would be interesting to parallel this to the story of Ruth and how she gleaned the leftovers following the harvesters because of her faith.

    • Michael Wilson
      August 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      Thanks for the feedback. Great suggestion. Be blessed. God is with you.

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