28Then 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.
28 Verse 28. O woman, great is thy faith] The hinderances thrown
in this woman's way only tended to increase her faith. Her faith
resembles a river, which becomes enlarged by the dykes opposed to
it, till at last it sweeps them entirely away with it,
Her daughter was made whole] Persevering faith and prayer are
next to omnipotent. No person can thus pray and believe, without
receiving all his soul requires. This is one of the finest
lessons in the book of God for a penitent, or for a discouraged
believer. Look to Jesus! As sure as God is in heaven, so surely
will he hear and answer thee to the eternal salvation of thy soul!
Be not discouraged at a little delay: when thou art properly
prepared to receive the blessing, then thou shalt have it. Look
up; thy salvation is at hand. Jesus admires this faith, to the
end that we may admire and imitate it, and may reap the same
fruits and advantages from it.