Carried to the Table

So, Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem, for he ate continually at the king’s table. And he was lame in both his feet. 2 Samuel 9:13

One day at a Catholic elementary school a group of children lined up in the cafeteria for lunch. At one end of the table was a large tray of apples. The nun made a note on the apple tray that said, “Take only ONE. God is watching.” At the other end of the table was a large tray of chocolate chip cookies. A child wrote a note that said, “Take all you want. God is watching the apples.” God sees all things (Prov 5:21). He watches us, protects us, and orders our steps (Psa. 37:23, Psa. 121:8). We struggle to lean on God at times because of poverty like thinking. Our Father in heaven loves us, yet we don’t know how to receive His love. We pridefully try to handle things ourselves. Life is a hard-enough journey, why go it alone? (Eccl. 4:9). Let Jesus carry some of your bags He can handle it! Mephibosheth didn’t feel worthy to come before the King. He was lame in his feet, so he couldn’t even walk to the table. Jesus had a plan to carry Him, just like He carried our sins to the cross for us. After his father’s death Mephibosheth lived in Lo-debar, which was lower-class territory. I’m sure he felt forgotten, but David made a promise to Mephibosheth’s father to care for his family in return for his faithfulness, so he rescued him and blessed him like royalty (2 Samuel 9). Do you feel forgotten today?

The promise God made to Abraham (US) has not expired! God doesn’t change; He is faithful (2 Cor. 1:20) We try to take unnecessary shortcuts. Jacob tricked his brother into selling his birth right (Gen 25:29-35). That birthright is already ours. We don’t have to steal it or fight for it; Jesus secured it on the cross (John 3:16). God’s purposes being fulfilled does not depend on us. Why do we doubt? You may feel over looked, or lame in some area, but God sees YOU and remembers His promise (Genesis 16:13). There is more than enough room at the kings table. Jesus wrote a note that says, “Reserved for ___. Wait on the Lord (Isa. 40:31). You will eat at the King’s table! Mephibosheth didn’t see the bigger picture (Jeremiah 29:11). God is making the crooked places straight (Isa 45:2). Some roads are rough but those rocky roads lead to the most beautiful destinations. He is preparing a table for us as we speak (Psalm 23:5).

Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD! Psalm 27:14

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