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Feasting on the Children’s Bread


There is nothing more delicious than hot, steamy bread right out of the oven. One modern Rabbi says that bread is the indispensable necessity of life. It sustains us. It’s what we need. It keeps us alive. Jesus said it wasn’t right to give the children’s bread to the dogs (referring to the Gentiles in Matthew 15:25-28). We’ve heard it said that the point of this story was about the woman’s faith. She overlooked the alleged offense and got her miracle. But what about the bread? Jesus said He was the Bread of Life (John 6:34). He taught us to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11).

The Canaanite woman was asking for deliverance for her daughter. Somehow the devil lodged himself to the girl and tormented her. This mom needed a miracle. She crossed the cultural boundaries and do what any mom would do for her child. Even if it cost her an insult, she wanted the Bread of Life to give her some of the children’s bread of deliverance. Even if it was a few crumbs, she wanted it. Deliverance is the children’s bread.

Could our daily bread be the Bread of His presence? What if we ate of this Bread every day? Our hearts and minds would be strengthened and delivered. We would be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. (Ephesians 6:10). The bread of His presence and the children’s bread of deliverance would keep us from evil. Our steps would be steadfast (I Corinthians 15:58).

Today as you walk with Jesus, feast on the children’s bread of deliverance. We can be delivered from the spirits of fear, doubt, confusion, lack, resistance to doing the will of God, and all evil. Eat the bread of His presence. Spend time with Him by opening the Word of God and let Him feed you. And when you can’t seem to go any further, grab hold of His staff, the Staff of Life, and keep pressing on.

He is the Bread of (this) Life. He provides us with every (good) thing we need. We will never need another crutch or substitute. He is our source; for He shall supply all our needs according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19). It won’t be long until we see Jesus, so feast on the children’s bread. “Come and dine,” the Master calleth, “Come and dine.” Remember when two from the road of Emmaus did not recognize Jesus until he sat down, blessed, and broke the bread? Their eyes were opened (Luke 24:30). Therefore, go ahead, break the Bread of Life. He will reveal Himself to you. We say with the disciples, “Lord, evermore give us this bread” (John 6:34).


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