This week Bella and Roman Tanzer will be continuing our series ‘Visible Women’ with a talk titled ‘woman of great faith’.
In this passage Jesus teaches his disciples about persevering faith and about faith in God’s abundance. As you read through this passage you might like to consider the following questions;
- How does the Canaanite woman inspire you to persevere when it comes to your own life?
- In what areas of your life is Jesus inviting you to develop an abundance mindset rather than a poverty mindset?
And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.
(English Standard Version)