Friday, January 21, 2011

it's all in who you know...

his name was mephibosheth

imagine the nicknames he garnered



{what labels have they put on you}



he was dropped ...

and thus crippled



{what happened...that made you paralyzed}





King David... upon remembering with fondness his love of Jonathan wanted to do kindness to his family...



{the king}



and so they brought in Miphibosheth...

Jonathan's son



{it's who you know}



The king treated him as a son...

sat him at the table...



{undeserved mercy}





He was a kid, that was dropped. He was broken and had a funny name. His grandaddy was a tyrant...but his Daddy had a friend...and it was that line of connection in the end that brought Mephibosheth to the table of the King of Israel.



and now



we are

modern day Mephibosheths...



we are labeled

we are broken



our past may be littered with choices and decisions ...

but

we have a Friend

we have a connection




and He seats us at the table

and He makes us part of the family...

and He extends grace

shows kindness

he looked for you
sought you out
that makes you worthy
you caught His attention...
you have the eye of the King...



broken becomes beautiful



it's all in who you know...

9 comments:

ang klocke said...

Perfect!

Stacey said...

Thank heavens.

Dana said...

I love this so much--because later, later when Solomon becomes king he will send Joab and the Mighty men to root out and kill the rest of Saul's family so they will pose no threat to the new kingdom, but even then, Mephibosheth is spared, because he knew a good King, and he pledged his allegiance to him.

Madame Rubies said...

Yup yup. You are already a writer.

This gave me shivers AND smiles.

I may print it out and put it on my wall. I need to remember this.

Cathy N said...

Great post. I needed that.

Cheri said...

I am so glad it spoke to you, Cathy. I am so thankful for grace...and mercy...and a King's attention that I don't deserve. Love you.

Aisling Beatha said...

Sat at the Kings Table, where there would have been tablecloths, his brokeness (his legs) would have been covered!

Cheri said...

Oh the grace that covers us!!! :-)

Celeste said...

Yay!!! I am so happy!! I look forward to reading your stuff!! ����