I am always astonished by the way Canaanite woman speaks to Jesus! She is way too aggressive and confrontational for me. But I think she had to be bold to get past the cultural norms of her day, past the disciples’ annoyance, and past Jesus’ hesitation to hear her. The Canaanite Woman boldly approached Jesus, the One who held power over her life, and she did not flinch. She knew what she wanted, and she knew what was right. She knew that Jesus was the key to new and abundant life, and the Canaanite Woman wanted a piece of it; not for herself, but for her daughter who was unable to seek Jesus’ healing for herself.
- Matthew 15:21