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Matthew 15:28 Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed instantly.
In my childhood, I watched the movie The Princess Bride more times than I care to admit. Perhaps this explains why I am drawn to the servitude in Jesus’ statement, “…as you wish.” In The Princess Bride, this same phrase, “As you wish…” is not only the refrain of a servant boy, it is also the revelatory statement of a presumed dead man rescuing his true love. Just as Buttercup longs for Westley, so we long for Christ—whether we know the words to say or not. And much like Buttercup, our living and breathing beloved is before us, and we remain unaware. Yet Jesus’ words reveal the beloved—the heart of a servant set on meeting our deepest needs.
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