Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Throwback Tuesday - But They're Not Like Us - Martin Wiles

But They’re Not Like Us

He was traveling through a region with a history of opposition to his people. She was a native who needed help and didn’t know where else to turn. 

Jesus met this woman in the predominantly pagan region of Tyre. Her daughter was demon possessed, so she didn’t mind approaching a miracle working Jew for help. Jesus’ answer to her request-“First I should help my own family, the Jews (Mark 7:27),” seems unloving, but it was a faith test. Her answer-“But even the dogs under the table are given some crumbs (v. 28),” revealed her trust and resulted in her daughter’s healing. Even though she was a “them,” Jesus accepted her. Read more...

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