In Miracle Moments, part four, we see the desperation of a mother as she cries out to Jesus for her daughter’s healing. Jesus appeared to be unsympathetic to her need, but because of the mother’s perseverance Jesus frees the daughter from her affliction.


Healing of a Gentile
Matthew 15:21-28

(For Helping Others)

1. (A Disturbed Parent)

Jesus went away from there, and withdrew into the district of Tyre and Sidon. And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed.”
Matthew 15:21-22 NASB

(Turn to Jesus in Difficult Moments)

2. (A Determined Parent)

But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, “Send her away, because she keeps shouting at us.”
But He answered and said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
But she came and began to bow down before Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”
Matthew 15:23-25 NASB

“Ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Matthew 7:7-8 CSB

(Don’t stop praying when God is silent)

3. (A Desperate Parent)

And He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”
But she said, “Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”
Matthew 15:26-27 NASB

(Worship regardless of the answer)

4. (A Delighted Parent)

Then Jesus said to her, “O woman, your faith is great; it shall be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed at once.
Matthew 15:28 NASB

(God’s Grace is Sufficient)