“So David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will surely show
you kindness for Jonathan’s sake, and will restore to you
all the land of Saul your grandfather; and you shall eat
at my table continually.”
2 Samuel 9:7
David was speaking to Mephibosheth in the passage I just
Mephibosheth didn’t have an easy childhood.
He lost his father in battle and to top it off he was lame.
His nurse fell on him as she fled.
“Jonathan, Saul’s son, had a son who was lame in his feet.
He was five years old when the news about Saul and Jonathan
came from Jezreel; and his nurse took him up and fled.
And it happened, as she made haste to flee, that he fell and
became lame. His name was Mephibosheth. “
2 Samuel 4:4
It must of been hard for him growing up. He didn’t ask
to be lame. His loving father was killed in combat.
His family wasn’t the most popular at the time. The
house of Saul was looked upon with disdain.
How hard it must of been?
Did he have bitterness in his heart? Did he have anger?
There seemed like there was no hope for him. He would
die in shame but then in the blink of an eye, his life changed!
– All the land his grandfather possessed was restored
to him! Not some of the land but ALL!!!
– He would eat at the king’s table all the days of his life!
“Then he bowed himself, and said, “What is your servant,
that you should look upon a dead dog as I?”
2 Samuel 9:8
This is a story about David fulfilling a promise he made
to Jonathan but there is more. We are being given a picture
of how God deals with us His children!
Mephibosheth didn’t do anything to deserve the unusual
favor of the king and yet he got it. He thought he was a
nobody. Actually he thought of himself as a dead dog but
that was not true. His life turned around in a way
no one could ever imagine!
We need to understand that God can do the same thing
for us. We may think our lives are going nowhere but that’s
not true. We may think we don’t deserve the blessings of
God but He blesses us anyway!
No one could of ever imagined how Mephibosheth’s life
would of turned out. No one had a clue what was about to
happen! And that is true for you.
No one has a clue what is about to happen in your life.
Believe in God…..
He has something amazing in store for you beyond anything
you can ever imagine!
No matter how hard things are God is moving in your life.
Your story is not about to end. It’s only just beginning!
Trust Him always…..
As I end I would like to wish all the mother’s a Happy
I hope you enjoy this Mother’s Day video that was made
by our children in the Children’s Ministry!
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