I love Mephibosheth’s story. We learned back in 2 Samuel 4 that he was paralyzed as a child when his nurse dropped him at the news that his father, Jonathan was killed. Not a great day for him.
But today we read that David sought him out to pay respect to his beloved friend and honor his family. Mephibosheth receives all of his grandfather’s land and an open invitation to eat at the king’s table regularly. He shrinks back at first, telling David he isn’t worthy of receiving such gifts.
I love the foreshadow of Jesus we see in David here. A humble and loving King, remembering to fulfill the promises he makes. He offers the generous gift of forgiveness of sins to unworthy people, invites us to his table and makes us his family.
Is it hard for you to receive what God offers us? Do you shrink back?
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And that is not your own doing; it is a gift of God, not a result of works so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9