And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed.” Matthew 15:22 NASB
Two boys decided to wrestle in which only one could be the victor. They struggled for quite some time with pins that led to reversals. Finally one boy positioned himself with a dominant hold that was inescapable. The other boy pushed, pulled, and squirmed to be set free, but only found that he was securely bound. He tapped the ground and whispered for “mercy.” The other boy taunted, “Did you say something? Say it again.”
“Mercy” he said with a little more frustration and volume. The stronger boy taunted some more, “I still can’t hear you, say it like you mean it”. Now with anger at the injustice, the bound boy yelled and grunted, “Mercy!” Still the stronger did not release the hold. After a few more minutes, the one in the hold felt powerless and his muscles began to relax from their fighting. With a broken voice and demeanor, he cried one more time, “Mercy, please.” The hold was released.
When your children ask for help, as a parent you give freely out of your resources, When a stranger ask for help, that person does not have a claim on your resources in the same manner. This Canaanite woman was a Gentile. She was outside the scope of Jesus ministry. While on earth, Jesus primary mission was to the Jewish people, although His death on the cross is available to all that would come for salvation.
She cried out to the Son of God for mercy. When you are backed into a problem that you can’t fix, cry out to God for Mercy. Crying out reveals your frailty, your weakness, and your helplessness. These are the prerequisites for mercy. The candidates resist, until their options appear to be all gone. Humiliation will not deter the one who needs and calls out for mercy.
When you are tired and weary of trying
When your options appear all gone
When your eyes are wet with crying
And any help seems to be forgone
Cry out for Mercy from God above
Persist in in the way that you ask
You have a Father filled with love
Already working and answering the task
He sees your brokenness and pain
He hears the tremble in your voice
He is faithful again and again
Calling for Mercy is the right choice
It’s not enough to hope for it
Although that’s a great way to start
Keep voicing, calling, don’t quit
Mercy is a language of the heart
Today, do you see your need for a savior? Do you understand the crisis of our times? We can’t fix this by ourselves. Is your heart in tune with the language of Mercy? Are you still struggling to find a way out of your problem? Mercy, please.
Blessings Love y’all