THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Grace is certainly needed when helping a child with boots!
Down in Texas there was a teacher who was helping one of her kindergarten students put on his cowboy boots.
With effort, her pulling and him pushing, the little boots still didn't want to go on.
Finally, when the second boot was on, she had worked up a sweat.
She almost cried when the little boy said, "Teacher, they're on the wrong feet."
She looked and sure enough, they were.
It wasn't any easier pulling the boots off than it was putting them on.
She managed to keep her cool as together they worked to get the boots back on - this time on the right feet.
He then announced, "These aren't my boots."
She bit her tongue, and, once again she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off his little feet.
No sooner they got the boots off and he said, "They're my brother's boots. My Mom made me wear 'em."
Now she didn't know if she should laugh or cry.
But, she mustered up the grace and courage she had left to wrestle the boots on his feet again.
Helping him into his coat, she asked, "Now, where are your mittens?"
He said, "I stuffed 'em in the toes of my boots."
Her trial starts next month.
22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.
27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
Sometimes we really need to think in terms of how GREAT our Lord is!
When desperation takes hold on us, His grace is SUFFICIENT!
To the woman above, her daughter was near death.
But she thought it a very small thing for Christ to save her daughter.
She was willing to be accepted as a “dog,” if she could get just ONE “crumb of grace!”
Jesus’ reward to her was two-fold.
First, He publicly announced “O woman, great is thy faith!”
Second, He healed her daughter, “Be it unto thee even as thou wilt!”
Great thoughts of our High God will put us in the proper prayer perspective!
Do the difficulties you face drive you down to your knees?
Does your sin’s guilt crush you?
To you, Christian friend, your need is EVERYTHING!
To Him, your need is only a “crumb of grace!”