October 4, Today’s thought — Crumbs

Wild sunflowers in the morning sun.

Good Morning

The dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table  Matthew 15:27

While Jesus was ministering Tyre and Sidon a woman came to Him asking that He heal her daughter. According to His wisdom He hesitated until her persistent pleading drew from Him these words.
“It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and cast it to dogs.”
Both the humility and the quick eager faith of this woman appear in her response.
“Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”
She was not offended by the figure our Lord used.
She was willing to be as a little dog under the Master’s table.
The children were first served, and then the pieces they let fall belonged to the dogs. All she asked was the portion that ordinarily went to the dogs. And even the crumbs from that table were enough for her, more than the richest dainties from any other table.
Thus both humility and faith were shown in her answer; and in both she is an example to us. We should come to Christ with a deep sense of our unworthiness, ready to take the lowest place. It is such a precious thing to be permitted to take even the crumbs from the Master’s table, that we should exult in the privilege. The crumbs of His grace and love are better than the richest feasts of this world.
Yet we are not fed with crumbs;
we are seated at the full table.
with the richest provisions before us.
The prodigal, returning, asked only to be made a servant,
as he felt unworthy to be restored to a son’s place.
But the father-love knew no such halfway restoration as that.
The white robe, the shoes, the ring were given to him, insignia of sonship. God puts the lowliest and unworthiest at once into the children’s place, and feeds them abundantly.
~~J, R, Miller, from Come Ye Apart

Trust God for your day. . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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