We are often of the persuasion that to be blessed then we have to receive all of that which we desire. However, this concept is extremely twisted and needs realignment. Quite contrary to the popular belief even a crumb can be a can be a huge blessing.
A story was told in the Bible of a woman who was in need of her daughter being healed. She was not of the fold of Israel and knew that going to ask Jesus for healing was a huge risk. Nevertheless, she did not allow her fears or the consequences of her actions to dissuade her from obtaining her goal.
After mustering up the courage she went to ask Jesus to heal her daughter. To her surprise, after being ignored she was slapped with a seemingly insulting comment (“it is not meat to take the children’s bread and give to dogs”). Although her instincts told her to forget about what she desired she brushed them aside, swallowed her pride and continued to press for that which she desired the most. Her response was quite alarming to Jesus. She said, “true Lord but even the dogs feed on the crumbs that fall from their master’s table”. He, in turn, granted her request.
This shows that there is a blessing in the crumb. You may not always receive a whole loaf of the bread that you desire, but if you can shift your mindset to accept the crumbs, you will realize that the crumb is and has always been more than sufficient to satisfy your need. Never forget that there is a blessing in the crumbs.
09/20/2017 Dr. R.A.