CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE

0

Affirm

Bless the LORD, O my soul,

And all that is within me, bless His holy name.

Bless the LORD, O my soul,

And forget none of His benefits;

Who pardons all your iniquities,

Who heals all your diseases;

Who redeems your life from the pit;

Who crowns you with loving-kindness and compassion;

Who satisfies your years with good things,

So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.

Psalm 103:1-5

TEXT
Mark 7:24-30
From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter.

He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.”

But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”

Then he said to her, “For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.” So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone. (NRSV)

READ

“The Kingdom is transcendent as well as immanent; it is built within the foundation of the world but it is also invading the world. Jesus said, ‘The Kingdom of God is within you,’ and yet He also said, ‘It is at your doors.’ The Kingdom is the divine invasion and the divine immanence. It is beyond Time, an eternal Kingdom and yet it functions within Time. It is above History and yet it works within History. It is in Time and yet will never come completely within Time for the eternal cannot be fully packed within the Time process.”

-E. Stanley Jones

Declare

“Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty.

Just and true are your ways, King of the ages.

Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name?

For you alone are holy.

All nations will come and worship before you,

for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

Revelation 15:3-4

NO COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY