24 And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
And he entered a house and did not want anyone to know, yet he could not be hidden.
25 But immediately a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell down at his feet. 26 Now the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophoenician by birth. And she begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
27 And he said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs.”
28 But she answered him, “Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs.” 29 And he said to her, “For this statement you may go your way; the demon has left your daughter.”
30 And she went home and found the child lying in bed and the demon gone.
Jesus was God and His Disciples sat with Him and learned. This is a man who sat and had breakfast after cooking breakfast for the Disciples with impossibly scarred hands and side. A man.
John, the Disciple who Lived, was fighting in the 2nd Century with the Jews and Christians about the divinity of Jesus Christ.
John - grasped what Jesus did. What Jesus lived. The amazing life of Jesus where events crashed and writhed as Life ironed impossibly back to goodness. These men walked in confusion for years watching Jesus. And asked Jesus impossible things for the impossible things they witnessed from Him.
How beautifully John explained Jesus. Chapter One. Merely the Light of the World. The Light of Mankind. Puzzling even to the people who knew Him all their lives. Beyond compare. Grace upon Grace. From His Fullness the received. Impossibly. Impossible.
And John had the circle of unending Love touch John 1 with John 21.
1 After this Jesus revealed himself again
to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias,
and he revealed himself in this way.
Jesus was not simply a man traveling to Tyre. This is the Word of God. True God of True God. Begotten by the Word of God.
The Word of God has traveled, not just outside of Israel - expanding the Borders, we have discussed before. The Word of God has gone where Ezekiel has said Tyre has failed Israel in the great need of Israel and will be cursed for being fair weather trading ally. The Word of God speaks Tyre is cursed and will be joining the mainland and will stay unimproved.
See the parallel? Jesus the man goes to Tyre. Ruined and cursed by the Will and Word of God. Jesus would go where He knows ruin exists. And Jesus encounters ruin. A mother frantic to save a child from unspeakable evil. Only God can save this child.
Tyre? Remains untouched. But the living child is going to have Life.
An analogy of the funerals we have been to and will go to - where we are so glad that death is a friend. Suffering and ruin end. What is in this world is lost and gone, but far, far more importantly - what is SAVED.
This is the Bible, and ,of course, is a true sequence of events. Jesus went to Tyre. The man travels outside of the Borders of Israel like He did for Egypt. A call to be a Light for the Nations.
The Word of God demonstrates what the Power of the Holy Spirit IS. The Eternal. What really is Saved. Jesus goes where the curse is - and Jesus saves.
The Disciples wanted Israel to a be a Free Nation. For almost 2,000 years the Jews would not walk under the Arch of Titus - showing the capture of the Temple Tools. By true and clear carved marble mosaic. May 14, 1948 - Jesus Disciples would be pleased to know the creation of a free Israel. Almost 2 thousand years for the end of Jesus' life - Israel is resurrected and free.
God works in all kinds of people, in all times, in any Way He chooses, at His Own Time Schedule. God fulfills His Word.
The Work of God goes on. His Workmen go Home.
We give You thanks for Your Word going forth in all places, all ways, all Goodness. Jesus will move like Living Water filling places we did not even know existed. Nourishing and renewing, sweeping clean.
Thank You for Your Word for ourselves, our children, loved ones, People we are Given by God and know for the awesome Histories of God and the times to come. We will laugh at the future knowing He is God and He does not worry.
Thank You Father God, for Your Goodness covering us. Jesus Lord God for us and the Nation completing all Nations who call upon Jesus. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †