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"Then came she and worshipped him, saying Lord, help me." (Matthew 15:25)
The Syrophoenician woman came to Jesus with a problem that she knew only He could solve. Her daughter was possessed of a devil. In her words, "my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil." (v. 22)
She was a descendant of the Phoenicians, a mariner race that lived along the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. They were not warriors, nor raiders, but traders. They moved goods by sailing vessels to ports all over the Mediterranean basin. Because they visited all of these other cultures, they also brought technology from port to port, aiding the rapid advancement of civilization in that part of the world. The Phoenicians were idolaters, though, that worshipped Baal, and other false gods.
But this woman came to Jesus for help. "Then came she, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me."
Even though she was not a Jew, and had been an idolater, Jesus answered her pleas for help. Certainly, she did not deserve an audience with the Lord. She is an illustration of each of us. We are not worthy of His time, nor His consideration, yet, He can't turn us away! He loves us so much.
Jesus responds to "faith"! "Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour." (v. 28)
Her faith in Jesus prevailed against all of her troubles.
That is true for each of us, as well. We must put our trust in Him. He will not turn us away when He sees our faith in Him!
From my heart to your heart.

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