(2 Samuel 19:28, NIV)
Years after David had taken begun his rule over God's people, he thought back to his friend, Jonathan, whose father, Saul, was the king. Jonathan and Saul had both died in battle, and it appeared that their entire lineage was now dead too.
One day David found himself thinking of his old friend, and he asked his servant if anyone was still alive in their family so that he could should them God's kindness (2 Samuel 9:3).
This, in and of itself, is convicting to me. Too often, I limit my willingness to love people to when it is convenient for me. David, however, went searching for someone to love in the same way God had loved him. Eventually he found Mephibosheth.
Mephibosheth had lost his ability to walk when a caretaker dropped him in the same siege that had killed Jonathan and Saul. When Mephibosheth was brought before David, he did not condemn him, but rather restore him. He gave him land, status, and most importantly, acceptance. We read that Mephibosheth ate at David's table forever.
God wants to restore us as well. Like Mephibosheth, life has left us broken, but God wants to be kind to us. Allow yourself to be carried to God's table today.
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