Miracles Follow When We Humbly Believe
Jesus often used bread as a symbol in His teachings. For believers, when we think of bread, we often think of the Last Supper, the Bread of Life and Jesus Christ. The “breads” are frequently referred to in the Bible, particularly in Mark, chapters 6 through 8. One of these is a story about crumbs. The story begins with Jesus leaving Galilee to enter Gentile regions. He decides to rest inside a home, hoping to not be noticed, but he could not be hid (Mark 7:24). A mother whose daughter was oppressed by a demon found Jesus in the home. Though she was not of Jewish faith, she had a heart that contained a seed of faith and a desire for her child to be healed. She fell at the feet of Jesus in humble surrender. Jesus told her to let the children be fed first, for it is not right to take the bread of the children and feed it to the dogs (Mark 7:27). She responded “Yes, Lord, yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs” (Mark 7:28). Jesus responded, “great is thy faith,” and the demon was removed. This mother so deeply wanted to experience “the bread” that she was willing to take whatever He gave her, even the crumbs. The mother in this story is a great example of what it means to humbly surrender – to willingly believe in the Lord with only a seed of faith. Jesus gives her more than a crumb. He provides her a miracle. This is the Lord’s way, providing miracles when we humbly believe. Ask yourself what are the desires of your heart, particularly as it relates to your family? How often do we respond to the Lord: I will take whatever you will give me? Remember the faith of this mother, and trust God in these circumstances.