Yet he could not escape notice…

Mark 7:24-30: The Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith
24 From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice…

Preparing to preach is always a process, but with this passage of Scripture, it has been been more like a pilgrimage. I keep stumbling over this last phrase of verse 24: Yet he could not escape notice…

I am beginning to wonder if that isn’t the point of the passage. Stumbling around, until like the Syrophoenician woman I find myself on bended knee before Jesus.

“Lord, by grace alone, I am here.”
“Lord, make my loved ones, joyful in hope, patient in affliction
and faithful in prayer (Rom. 12:12).”
“Yes Lord, but I will keep asking, for you have not escaped my notice!”

What do you think?
How are you praying for your loved ones?

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