A Lesson from Blu
Blu is the first family dog I’ve taken an observational interest in. We have had other dogs, but I am not a dog person. I want the best for our dog, but I do not claim any responsibility other than making sure my family gives her the utmost attention. And yes, it annoys them. But what are moms for?
An interesting observation from Blu is whenever Blu smells food or hears food packages ripping, she leaps into action. Blu absolutely will never leave the person eating. She stares and sits, waiting for someone to drop a crumb or two. If she looks too pitiful, my younger daughter will drop her a bite to eat. Nevertheless, Blu waits it out until she is satisfied.
In Matthew 15: 21-28, At first, Jesus ignores a Gentile woman begging on behalf of her child. Jesus’ understood his assignment was to the house of Israel, the Jews. He refused to help the Caananite woman stating, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”
She bypassed the disciples after her attempts did not gain their attention. A desperate and determined mother stood firm even as the disciples encouraged Jesus to send her away. She responded, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”
Every time I see Blu waiting and hoping for crumbs, I am reminded of the Canaanite woman who Jesus allowed to interrupt His mission. Jesus, impressed by the woman, responded, “O woman, great is your faith!” Then he granted her request.
Do not give up on your desire from God. Ignore the rebukes from those around you. Others are not able to help at times. Some have no desire to hear your cry for mercy. But Jesus sits at the Father's right hand interceding on our behalf. Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (Psalm 27:14 ESV)
Father, let us increase our faith as we wait on your response. In the meantime, let us remain encouraged, recalling the many ways You have blessed us.