Text: Matthew 15:21-28
“Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.”
Many years ago while we were on a mission outreach in a far rural community, I had a humbling and an unforgettable experience. As we all sat down together as a team to eat, unknown to me that someone was anxiously waiting for me to finish my meal. As soon as I finished, a sister grabbed the plate and ate up the small leftover in it. I was not aware of this until later, when she gave her testimony of how she had looked forward and had believed that the contact will bring about the healing of her long standing issue! Yes, it did, as she was instantly healed! Her faith in Jesus made her whole!
In our text today, Jesus referred to healing as the “children’s bread” and the non-Jews, which included this Greek (Syro-Phoenician) woman and all the unsaved today as the “little dogs”, who can’t partake in the covenant. Healing is a covenant blessing which can only be accessed by covenant children, that is the Jews. Today, the true Jews are not those with Jewish descents but believers (Rom 2:28-29). This woman, who came after Jesus because her daughter was severely demon possessed, believed Him and had faith in the crumb. Her faith in that little crumb drew the power from Jesus’ body to heal her daughter. As covenant children, we have a right to access the healing bread directly. Today, the holy communion bread, a little crumb, which is His body, is for our healing. As you eat that bread and stretch out your faith, the power of God will flow out from Jesus’ body to heal you (or your loved one that you are believing God for) in Jesus name.
1. Father, move me to the next level in my faith as I daily study and meditate on Your word in Jesus name.
2. Father, let Your healing power flow to me as often as I partake of the communion in Jesus name.
1. Today, the holy communion bread, a little crumb, which is His body, is for my healing.
2. My faith in the bread, the little crumb, as the body of Jesus which was broken for me makes me whole.