Bringing Joy to Christ’s Heart

And she said, “Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered and said unto her, “O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt.” And her daughter was made whole from that very hour. – Matthew 15:28

When a great sinner says, “I believe that He is a Saviour great enough to save me;” it brings joy to the heart of Christ. When an old sinner says, “I believe that His precious blood can take away the sin of seventy or eighty years;” the Lord’s heart is gladdened. Christ loves a great faith. He deserves great faith, and when He gets it, He is highly pleased. “O woman,” said He, “great is thy faith!”

He is so delighted with faith, that He passes by other things for it. If that woman’s ears had been hung with rings, and her neck had been decked with pearls, and her hands had been covered with diamonds, He would not have cared about her ornaments and her beauty. He sees something that He prizes more than any of these things; therefore He says to her, “O woman, great is thy faith!” He is charmed with that choice decoration of her heart. By that treasure “The king is held in his galleries.” Christ may say of faith, “Thou hast ravished My heart with one of thy eyes.” When we can but look straight to Christ, and trust in Him, He is charmed and carried away by our faith. ~ C.H. Spurgeon


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