Today’s Gospel story is a healing story, but it happens in a way that leaves us feeling a little uncomfortable. When the woman crawls to the feet of Jesus, we can picture the posture of begging that she presents. What is our posture as we too come into the presence of Jesus today? what was it about this woman that caused Jesus to laud her "great faith? Are we like this woman we encounter today - begging and desperate?

Scripture: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8, Matthew 15: 21-28

Song: "Lord, I Need You" written by Matt Maher, et al.; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band