This one is for the outcasts, the forgotten and the cripple

Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, taking all his meals at the King’s table. He was lame in both feet. 2 Samuel 9:13 (MSG)

 There is a story in the Bible that is easy to overlook. It’s a story that no one seems to teach in Sunday school.

Yet it’s a story written for everyone who has ever felt overlooked. It’s a story of seeing invisible people, being kind to outcasts and sharing life with a person different from you.

This little known story is found in 2 Samuel 9 and goes something like this:

David, now Israel’s King, sets out to discover if any of the previous King’s descendants are still alive. Only one grandchild was still alive. His name was Mephibosheth and he was a cripple.

With the rest of his family having been murdered by various Kings, it’s understandable that Mephibosheth was shaking when he came before King David.

There was no need for fear as King David told him he would be receiving all the land that King Saul had owned and that he would now be eating his meals at the King’s table.

Mephibosheth was living in obscurity just the day before: forgotten, broken and alone. Then the King seeks him out and changes his fortunes forever.

I love this story because it reminds me that when we deserve no blessing or think we are nobody God comes and finds us and blesses us with more than we can imagine.

When God, our King seeks us out, we can find ourselves dining at the King’s table as though we are a son and not the crippled child of an outcast family.

If you are feeling alone, forgotten or overlooked today read this story again and remind yourself that your King is out there looking for you, seeking you out to lavishly bless you, for no other reason than that you are related to him.

Take some time to pray and thank God that he sees you and he loves and consistently takes time to seek you out.


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