Re:Verse passage – Matthew 15:21-28 (day six)
Jesus did everything they expected, even wanted him to do, up until the very end. Maybe that was the point after all.
The greatest lessons learned in the Gospels, were learned by the disciples themselves. The Gospels tell their journey of growing into the knowledge of the Kingdom of God as revealed through Jesus’ life. This encounter with this woman was no different.
Up until the very last moment, they thought Jesus was in full agreement with the status quo; God’s Kingdom doesn’t belong to Canaanite women. But in an amazing turn of events, Jesus did the unexpected, He celebrates her faith and heals her daughter.
It was then they were exposed to a greater reality, that for God so loved the WORLD He sent his only Son.