Old Mother Hubbard

Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To get her poor doggie a bone
When she got there
The cupboard was bare
So the poor little doggie had none&

What comes to me in this nursery rhyme is that the spirit of goodwill is with Mother Hubbard for her dog, but no one is present to help her to help her dog. Even then, as faith propels us to persevere in good deeds, our spiritual life continues to remain vibrant. Then my spirit awakens to the passage of scripture in Matthew 15:22-28; “…a woman came out of the same coasts and cried unto Him saying, “Have mercy on me O Lord…my daughter is grievous vexed with a devil.” He answered her not a word and His disciples came and besought Him saying,”…send her away; for she crieth after us.” and he answered and said, “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” Then came she and worshipped Him saying, “Lord, help me.” But He answered and said,”…it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and cast it to the dogs.” And she said, “Truth Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” Then 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.

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