Crumbs From The Master’s Table

Scientists believe that the entire universe originated from the big bang of a primordial particle. Beyond that, they cannot explain how the vastness of the universe could have come from just one tiny particle – like, how everything that exists came out of practically nothing.

As a believer, I believe that God in His infinite omnipotence created everything out of nothing by simply saying “Let there be light!” and there was the big bang. I believe that out of all the cosmic debris and stardust, He eventually fashioned out men, creating them into beings that give a glimpse of what and who He is.

A mother, desperate for a cure for her daughter tormented by a demon/disease, cries out for help to an outsider, an itinerant preacher passing through their town. In fact, the man’s disciples wanted Him to send her away. But with great faith, she cries out to the man and asks but for the crumbs of His attention. And she is richly rewarded. The same power that created human beings out of debris and dust brings healing and wholeness to a sick child out of the crumbs from the master’s table.

The leap of faith is always a big jump. The earth has been around a few billions of years before human beings came to be. The earth will probably be around a few more billion years. And I wonder if men would still be around by then. My finite mind cannot fully grasp all that reality. But my believing heart knows that after this finite life on earth, I will live in infinity with my Creator. I do not know how or why or where. That is up to God to determine and make possible.

Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people.
~ Psalm 106
At that time Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out,
“Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David!
My daughter is tormented by a demon.”
But he did not say a word in answer to her.
His disciples came and asked him,
“Send her away, for she keeps calling out after us.”
He said in reply,
“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
But the woman came and did him homage, saying, “Lord, help me.”
He said in reply,
“It is not right to take the food of the children
and throw it to the dogs.”
She said, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps
that fall from the table of their masters.”
Then Jesus said to her in reply,
“O woman, great is your faith!
Let it be done for you as you wish.”
And her daughter was healed from that hour.
Matthew 15:21-28
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