Then Jesus went there, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.…
The Syro-Phoenician woman gained comfort in her misery by thinking great thoughts of Christ. The Master had talked about the children's bread. "Now," argued she, "since Thou art the Master of the table of grace, I know that Thou art a generous housekeeper, and there is sure to be abundance of bread on Thy table. There will be such an abundance for the children that there will be crumbs to throw on the floor for the dogs, and the children will fare none the worse because the dogs are fed." She thought Him one who kept so good a table that all she needed would only be a crumb in comparison. Yet remember what she wanted was to have the devil cast out of her daughter. It was a very great thing to her, but she had such a high esteem of Christ, that she said, "It is nothing for him, it is but a crumb for Christ to give." This is the royal road to comfort. Great thoughts of your sin alone will drive you to despair; but great thoughts of Christ will pilot you into the haven of peace.
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.