Spurgeon: March PM* 03/27/PM
"And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which
fall from their master's table."
This woman gained comfort in her misery by thinking GREAT
THOUGHTS OF CHRIST. The Master had talked about the children's
bread: "Now," argued she, "since Thou art the Master of the
table of grace, I know that Thou art a generous housekeeper, and
there is sure to be abundance of bread on Thy table; there will
be such an abundance for the children that there will be crumbs
to throw on the floor for the dogs, and the children will fare
none the worse because the dogs are fed." She thought Him one
who kept so good a table that all that she needed would only be
a crumb in comparison; yet remember, what she wanted was to have
the devil cast out of her daughter. It was a very great thing to
her, but she had such a high esteem of Christ, that she said,
"It is nothing to Him, it is but a crumb for Christ to give."
This is the royal road to comfort. Great thoughts of your sin
alone will drive you to despair; but great thoughts of Christ
will pilot you into the haven of peace. "My sins are many, but
oh! it is nothing to Jesus to take them all away. The weight of
my guilt presses me down as a giant's foot would crush a worm,
but it is no more than a grain of dust to Him, because He has
already borne its curse in His own body on the tree. It will be
but a small thing for Him to give me full remission, although it
will be an infinite blessing for me to receive it." The woman
opens her soul's mouth very wide, expecting great things of
Jesus, and He fills it with His love. Dear reader, do the same.
She confessed what Christ laid at her door, but she laid fast
hold upon Him, and drew arguments even out of His hard words;
she believed great things of Him, and she thus overcame Him.
SHE WON THE VICTORY BY BELIEVING IN HIM. Her case is an instance
of prevailing faith; and if we would conquer like her, we must
imitate her tactics.