Did Jesus really call her that?
If we fail to understand the content and context of tough texts, we’ll never experience the peace the conflict of the text wishes to lead us into.
Great...here Jesus goes being totally un-Jesus like. A poor woman desperately seeks Jesus’ healing power for her daughter and instead Jesus seems to insult her. Did he really just call her a dog? Did she just catch Jesus at a bad time? Was Jesus just in a bad mood? Did he say it and mean it? Tough texts like this have a tendency to push us away from God and yet, strangely enough, it doesn’t push the woman away. In fact it seems to do the opposite. Jesus’ seemingly harsh words seem to drive her closer to Him. Maybe before we jump off the handle, we should give them a second look to see if there’s something here we missed...something capable of giving life where previously we saw only harm. Thanks for joining us today - we hope you experience the presence and power of God here today like never before!