Matthew 15:21-39

So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel. (v31)

Matthew 15 records two supernatural incidents of divine compassion, both of which truly deserve the designation “miracles,” But who’s to say which is the greatest? In the first (vv 21:28) Jesus cast out a demon from the daughter of a Canaanite woman. Some readers are troubled by Jesus’ initial unwillingness to hear out the woman. But they forget that the Old Testament commanded the exclusion of all Canaanites from Israel’s worship Zechariah 14:21 Yes, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holiness to the LORD of hosts. Everyone who sacrifices shall come and take them and cook in them. In that day there shall no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts. And  even their annihilation Read Deuteronomy 20:17 For Jesus to grant this woman’s request was nothing short of a miracle. In the second (vv29-38) Jesus looked at a crowd of people, who had brought the lame, blind and disabled to Him for healing, and told his disciples, “I have compassion for these people, they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat” (v32) Then He took these meager rations and multiplied them into a meal that fed more than four thousand people (with plenty left over)

Which miracle was the greater? Perhaps we don’t have to decide for God’s compassion itself is the greatest miracle of all – Dave & Jan Dravecky.

PRAYER LINE: Lord Jesus, You showed the ultimate kindness by rescuing us when we were helpless in our sins. May our lives be marked by kindness so that others will see You in us.

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The miracle worker is present with us.

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