Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you. But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” —Mark 7.28
She lived outside the circle of what he thought was holy. But within the circle of her heart her Beloved waited.
The blessing he knew of was wrapped and small, but the grace she trusted was boundless.
He knew of a table neatly kept for the chosen alone, but she found feast in the merest crumbs, uncontained.
He lived in his people's fear of outsiders until she showed him none are outside.
He was the one paralyzed, unbelieving; she, trusting infinite goodness, who set him free.
Her love unfolding before his eyes opened his, and unfolded his love.
He, the Lord and savior needed her to bless his blindness: “Be opened!” so that he was ready for all that was asked of him.
The gates she opened, grace for the outcast, can never be moved now, never be shut. Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve
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