Eat From His Table

Crumb

Matthew 15:21-28
New International Version (NIV)

The Faith of a Canaanite Woman

21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”
23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”
25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.
26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
27 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
28 Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.


The Last Crumb

Ever so tiny
Just the smallest of bits
Yet a tasty little morsel
You should not omit

At the end of a big meal
When all else is gone
There’s still a tiny tidbit
To which we are drawn

It might be a crumb
From a piece of the pie
Or maybe a smidgeon
From that fried chicken thigh

Well, no matter the source
No matter the supply
That final last taste
Puts a gleam in your eye

And as you gobble it down
And it soothes your desire
It satisfies your appetite
That had been set on fire

It allows your mind to wander
And wonder what might unfold
Slowly savoring the next meal
And what it might hold

So though you are tiny
Little crumb held to the last
No other meal portion
Could ever surpass

You’re the best and the finest
There can be no debate
At least not till morning
And the last bite on my breakfast plate

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

Nothing but Your Word heals or satisfies. There is no other table that serves up life. May we all eat from its bounty.

Thank You!

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8 thoughts on “Eat From His Table

  1. Your post reminds me ever recently learned lesson. If you have ever heard the term eating humble pie you will understand my lesson I learned. Only a few short years ago I learned that eating humble pie is the best meal I have ever eaten. When the good Lord humbles you, it is the God of the universe who dines with you as you eat your humble pie.

    Humble pie prepares me to serve God. It is that moment when he stands at the door and knocks, if you let him in you will be humbled because your perfection is nowhere near his perfection. If you pass on letting him in as he knocks, pride will consume you.

    Please do not Confuse abuse with humility! Abuse Is for self gain of the abuser. Humility however is a mutual uplift of two souls and a reuniting in relationship. Abuse generates hate. Humility generates love and respect on a strong two-way highway.

    Denny

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    • Beautiful thoughts. Yes, there is much that God needed to humble me for over the years and I agree…it is a much needed medicine from a very great and loving physician. the greatest truth I found was that He was not angry, but madly in love with us all. Thanks for sharing.

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