The Faith and Love of the Canaanite Woman

In Hiroshima, on August 6, 1945 the Enola Gay arrived overhead at 8:15 a.m. and released its solitary bomb. Shizuko Yamasaki was at home“Ready or not, here I come...again.”. Read more ... » with her toddler sonThe Angel of The Lord Announces the Good News!. Read more ... ». People near ground zero were vaporized – about 80,000 died instantly – and most of the city simply ceased to exist.

It was a very hot day when Shizuko came out of an air-raid shelterThe Transfiguration of Jesus. Read more ... » with her 2-year old son, Atsunori. A little before 8 in the morning, they hurriedly back to their old wooden houseHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... ». She was just about to giveThree Deeds That Show the Intentions of the Shepherd and the Thief. Read more ... » her son a bowl of riceIn Everything Give Eucharist!. Read more ... » when rays of strange bluish and whitish color came in through the kitchen window, brushed her right cheek and hit Atsunori right in 0w-pietathe eyes. She held him tight to her bosom as the house was lifted and moved by the blast.

By the graceWhy the King Killed Those Who Did Not Attend His Son’s Wedding?. Read more ... » of the LordCome! Share Your Master’s Joy!. Read more ... », Shizuko and her son survived that incident, however, their hair began to fall out and Atsunori developed a serious bleeding problem that continued for years to comeFollow Me: The Cost of Following Jesus. Read more ... ». When he was in fifth grade he was diagnosed by doctors, they found out that he acquired “A bomb” cataract. He had undergone operation but his eyes remained weak. He later forced to attend schoolThe Genesis of Wesley Divinity School. Read more ... » for the blindCome! Share Your Master’s Joy!. Read more ... ». In the early 80’s Atsunori began to have serious problemsA Man Tries to Walk on the Water, Look What Does He Get. Read more ... » with walkingA Man Tries to Walk on the Water, Look What Does He Get. Read more ... » and talking. Doctors said it was due to a cerebellum disorder. His condition has been deteriorating since then.

As for Shizuko, she has undergone about 10 operations starting in 1958. She said, “I am getting old, but I cannot die yet. How can I have my son behind the wayThe Man Who Prepares Freeway for His Master. Read more ... » he is?” Indeed, Shizuko, a motherA Poem for all Mothers. Read more ... » refused to die because of her lovePeople Were Hungry, Look What the Boy Did to Feed Them All. Read more ... » and care for her son.

I. The Mother’s Love. In our passage, we can see a similar love of a mother. A mother that is willing to be humbled by the situation just to ask healingThe Man with Unclean Lips Sends by the King of the Armies. Read more ... » from the Great Physician. It was love which made her approach a stranger. It was love which made her accept JesusThe Eternal Reward of Giving a Cup of Cold Water. Read more ... »’ silence and yet still appeal. Indeed Jesus was moved by the mother’s love to her daughter.

Jesus saw her love since that womanJesus is Missing!. Read more ... » crossed her boundariesJesus’ Strategy of Evangelism. Read more ... » just to ask miracle for her daughter. Imagine a woman from a Gentile community, belonging to the old Canaanite stock in which the Canaanites were the ancestral enemiesJesus Prays for Glory and His Disciples’ Protection. Read more ... » of the JewsTetelestai! Tetelestai! Tetelestai!. Read more ... ». The mother did not care for her boundary but instead tried to appease Jesus, a Jew, for her daughter’s healing.

II. The Mother’s FaithI Doubt, Ergo, I Believe. Read more ... ». Jesus already saw her love to her daughter, but still He tried her faith by saying“Into Your Hands”. Read more ... », “I was sent“As the Father has Sent me, so I Send You!”. Read more ... » only to the lost sheepThe Judge-King Favors the Least: The Undocumented Aliens, etc.. Read more ... » of the house of IsraelA Caregiver Wows Israel's X Factor; UK Wows For This Pinoy. Read more ... »;” and “It is not fairThey Complain to the Landowner Simply Because He is Generous and Fair to All His Laborers. Read more ... » to take the childrenJesus is Missing!. Read more ... »’s food and throw it to the dogs.” Imagine in that timeThey Complain to the Landowner Simply Because He is Generous and Fair to All His Laborers. Read more ... », to call a person a dogThe Physician Doesn’t Want Her Daughter be Entertained, but Look What She Does to Get What She Wants. Read more ... » was deadly and contemptuous insult. In those days most of the dogs were the unclean scavengers of the street – lean, savage, often diseased. However, in this passage the dog that was referring was kunaria. It was not actually street dogs, but pet dogs meaning dogs that were living in house and not on the streets.

The woman was smart to answer613 Laws Summarize Into Two. Read more ... » Jesus by saying, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” When Jesus heard that he was overjoyed since he saw an indomitable faith and love in her. Thus he granted his blessingWhich Do You Prefer? Old Practices or New Practices?. Read more ... » and healing that she desired.

The woman’s faith moved Jesus to grant her prayerNew Year, New Creation. Read more ... ». However, that faith grew in contact with Jesus. Look, she started to see Jesus as the son of DavidThe Physician Doesn’t Want Her Daughter be Entertained, but Look What She Does to Get What She Wants. Read more ... » and ended up saying he is the Lord.

Indeed, anybody who is continually contacting with GodCome! Share Your Master’s Joy!. Read more ... » grows his faith and love. It is love. It is love and faith that will move us to higher visionThe Man with Unclean Lips Sends by the King of the Armies. Read more ... » and expectations. It is because of these faith and love that will move us to become persistent. Like Shizuko, these faith and love will refuse to die for her son, and the Canaanite womanThe Physician Doesn’t Want Her Daughter be Entertained, but Look What She Does to Get What She Wants. Read more ... » brought to Jesus a gallant and an audacious love, a faith which grew until it worshipped at the feet of the Lord, an indomitable persistence springing from an unconquerable hope.

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