None likes much to experience one’s limits in the hour of need. Limits of time and place, talent and knowledge, strength and skill all frustrate our efforts to live and live as we want. Others can help us sometimes, but occasionally don’t or won’t help at all.
A Caananite woman finds Jesus reluctant to respond in her hour of need. Her daughter suffers, so does she and Jesus is stand-offish and distant despite her desperate pleas. At times, we face silence or words which would seem to preclude us from his willingness to show mercy. Her great faith reveals a heart trusting Jesus alone as Lord over all. When Jesus holds back, hold on for His mercy.