Matthew 15:22 “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

These are the words of a Canaanite woman. Words that flowed from a heart of faith—faith that Jesus called great. Words that are significant for us.

“Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me!” These words remind us that God the Father’s love extends to all; that Jesus won salvation for all; that the Holy Spirit works faith in the hearts of people from every tribe and race—including you and me.

These are words which prompt us to join a Canaanite woman in her full-throated, faith-filled plea, “Lord, help me!” (Mathew 15:22)