Friday, September 6, 2013

I'll Take The Crumbs

Matthew 15:26-27 "He replied,  "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to the dogs." Yes it is, Lord," she said.  "Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table." (NIV)

As the Canaanite woman presses her way to obtain deliverance for her daughter, we are introduced to an important characteristic in accessing the blessings of God.  After her persistence and her worship, she was not too proud to take that which remained from the Lord.  This Canaanite woman recognized that something from the Lord is far greater than any alternative the world could provide.  And thus she concluded, I’ll take the crumbs. 

She had a mentality to take God’s best or God’s least. 

Perhaps she realized that the same flavor, and ingredients in the table dinner could also be found in the crumbs.  Indeed it would be a different story if we were referring to crumbs from the table of the poor.  But even the crumbs from the Lord’s Table bring bountiful blessings.  So she therefore resolved- I’ll take the crumbs.

And as such she sets a marvelous example.  So you may never acquire the wealth of Warren Buffet or the financial portfolio of Bill Gates, but if God blessed you with just ½ of 1 percent of their earnings- that’s more than anyone can ever want and I’ll take the crumbs.  You may not have the athleticism of Lebron James or the speed of Usain Bolt but if God just gives life, health and strength- that’s sufficient: I’ll take the crumbs.  And you may never possess the scientific and mathematical knowledge of Albert Einstein or the literary genius of William Shakespeare, but as long as you are in your right mind-that’s good enough:  I’ll take the crumbs.   

We are created for greatness.  As believers in Jesus, we are the seed of Abraham and joint heirs with Jesus Christ.  Nevertheless, anyway the Lord blesses me, I’ll be satisfied.  Even fragments from the Lord’s table are far better than anything the world can offer.  In fact, a sprinkling of the Lord's blessing will do; A dusting is just fine. And a touch from the Lord is more than enough. Truth is, all God has to do is blow upon your situation.  So when it’s all said and done: I’ll take- the crumbs.