by Robert Walker

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Robert Walker
Matthew 15:21-26

In a Charles Schulz Peanuts comic strip Charlie Brown was playing catch with Lucy to prepare their old hapless losing team for the new baseball season. Charlie Brown proceeded to throw a high ball across the field to her.

Lucy was ready for the ball to fly into her mitt. She lifted her head up to the sky, her hands were ready to field the ball, but not only did she not catch the ball, it hit her on the head instead. The she suffered the indignity of Charlie Brown yelling at her: "Lucy, you're the worst player in the history of the game!"

Of course, Lucy would not accept that from Charlie Brown, or anyone else for that matter. She shouted defiantly to Charlie Brown across the filed: "You can't prove that! You should never say things that you can't prove!"

That did not stop Charlie Brown from barking at her. Charlie Brown corrected himself and hollered back: "In all probability, you are the worst player in the history of the game!" Finally, Lucy whispered quietly and meekly, but triumphantly: "I can accept that."

This nameless woman wasn't about to accept that. Her daughter was vexed and she went to the person that could set her free.

The Bible gives a large place to the matter of prayer and faith. The Christian church that has experienced God's power and blessing has given prayer and faith a large place in life.

Without prayer and faith nothing lasting or enduring can be accomplished in the work of the Lord. Bible men were men of prayer and faith. When prayer and faith faltered the work of the Lord failed. Testing comes and the believer has no power to meet it.

Endurance is demanded because of the continuous opposition, but feeble knees have not provided the spiritual support that enables the soul to persevere until the promise if enjoyed. God give to us the story of the Syrophenician woman a record of persevering faith and prayer.

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