Jesus challenges us to understand certain realities. The wise person doesn’t argue with him. The wise person has insight.
Here is what happened:
- A woman has a very disturbed daughter.
- She hears where Jesus is staying.
- She finds Jesus.
- She kneels at his feet in humility and worship.
- She asks Jesus to heal her daughter.
- Jesus suggests that she ought to wait her turn.
- She shows wisdom and suggests to Jesus an alternative.
- Jesus heals her daughter.
Jesus is impressed. Now that is a great day when we can impress Jesus. God is in a good mood and that extends to all, not just the children. No matter what our place in this world, we have a place of honor in His world.
From there Jesus set out for the vicinity of Tyre. 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 asked him to cure her daughter.
He said, “Stand in line and take your turn. The children get fed first. If there’s any left over, the dogs get it.”
She said, “Of course, Master. But don’t dogs under the table get scraps dropped by the children?”
Jesus was impressed. “You’re right! On your way! Your daughter is no longer disturbed. The demonic affliction is gone.” She went home and found her daughter relaxed on the bed, the torment gone for good.
Mark 7:24-30 (The Message)