A mother’s extraordinary faith!

Jesus had an encounter with a Phoenician woman who, in the racial situation of the time, had no rightful expectation of his time or attention. Yet for the love of her daughter she pushed past the ethnic barriers to seek healing and deliverance for her girl. Jesus directly commends her great faith and persistence, and she receives the healing from him.

There are some things in the story which may cause us to wrestle with Jesus’ approach, and yet it is clear that God rewards real faith and those who earnestly seek him, no matter where they come from!