The child’s mother fell.
(A man with an impure spirit, a synagogue leader with a dying daughter, a woman with an issue of blood, a mother with a possessed child…All of them at different moments, “fell at Jesus’ feet.”)
#4. Tyre was a chief city of Phoenicia. Phoenicians were notable merchants and traders. Jesus went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet He could not keep His presence a secret. In fact, as soon as she heard about Him…a Greek woman born in Syrian Phoenicia, whose little daughter was possessed by an impure spirit, came and fell at His feet. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter. Jesus makes a comment (Mark 7:27-30) that the woman replies to with much faith and detemination of importance, for which He tells her: “For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter.” She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone!
No one even touched the woman’s daughter, yet the child was delivered. No matter the culture, the career, or the climate– Jesus is Healer. Demons always knew who He was. They know who He is and when He is around. His presence made all kinds of people fall at His feet. Why are we not falling there more often?
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