Blog Project Day 96: Remember Jonathan’s boy Mephibosheth?
This sorta has to do with today’s post, sorta. Well, even if you can’t make the connection, you gotta admit—this particular view never gets old! (Though it is oddly crooked sometimes…sigh…)
The other night for Bible study, I read 2 Samuel 10. The last verse has really stuck with me:
“Mephibosheth (Jonathan’s son) lived in Jerusalem because he always ate at the king’s table. And he was crippled in both feet.”
We learn earlier in the chapter that M is crippled, so why bring it up again? It seems like an odd way to end a verse, doesn’t it? But I think the lesson here is deceptively simple: what’s important about M is that he had David’s favor. His disability was second to that.
How many times are we the ones who stop ourselves from walking in God’s favor because of our disabilities—whether they’re physical or emotional or spiritual, or whether they’re real or only appear real?. I think the lesson here is to get out of our own way and take the “seat at the table” that God has prepared for us. While I don’t doubt that God will address what is broken in us or damaged in us or just not quite right in us, we don’t have to wait to be perfect for favor. You know, this may not be a gospel verse, but it’s still some pretty good news! I’m just saying…