Casting Down at Jesus’ Feet

And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them:

Matthew 15:30

At my first glance at this text, I was kind of taken aback by the phrase “cast them down at his feet.” My poor grammar and vocabulary skills thought this meant they cast their loved ones aside like a piece of trash. I could not have been more wrong.

The phrase actually means that these people brought their loved ones to Jesus and put everything before Him begging for help. AND they left the results in the hands of the Lord. They knew they had no ability to help so they put it all in Jesus’s care.

What faith!

We too should bring our burdens to the Lord in the same manner. Peter taught us to do just that:

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

1st Peter 5:7

These scenes of Jesus’ compassion prove to us that Jesus cares for His own. Therefore, we can come to Him. We can cast our burden at His feet and leave it there! 

We should completely cast them into His care and leave it alone. If we keep thinking about our problem, then we will worry. Instead of worrying, we should patiently wait on the Lord to help us. When we do, we will not only see grace applied to our hurt, we will be at perfect peace.

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

James 1:3-4

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