Thursday, March 22, 2012

I Am Mephibosheth

So Mephibosheth was the son of Jonathan (best friend of King David) and the he was the grandson of King Saul...the guy who tried relentlessly to kill King David, God's anointed. After Saul and Jonathan had died and David took the throne and began to accomplish great things for God, David wanted to take care of any remaining relatives of Saul's lineage...the same Saul who tried to end him! He brings the crippled Mephibosheth into his house and says that for life, he will sit at the King's table. David says, "I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and you shall eat at my table always." (2 Sam. 9:7b).
Mephibosheth's response?
"What is your servant, that you should show regard for a dead dog such as I?" (2 Sam. 9:8)

I belonged to the father whose goal it was to seek to destroy God's anointed King...and yet, that King...King Jesus took my crippled soul into His house and placed me forever at His table...

I Am Mephibosheth...