September 5, 2021


Passage: Mark 7:24-37

Both people in today’s story were outsiders. All of us are outsiders. None of us have any right or any standing before God. Like the Syrophoenician woman and the deaf man, Jesus comes to us in our distance and desperation and saves us. He crossed a divide impassable and impossible by us. Christ’s work on the cross made it possible for those of us who are not children of God to be adopted and brought in.

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