Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, son to King Saul at an early age of 5 suffered a terrible accident as he was rushed from the Palace to safety by his nurse …an accident which broke both his legs leaving him a cripple for life.  The world labeled him a crippled pauper and his outlook to life was …nothing could ever right up again and he regarded as ‘a dead dog’ 2 Samuel 4:4

However, God quickened David’s heart and he longed to show a kindness to a member of Saul’s house in return for the kindness Jonathan, son of Saul had showed him.  It was not all over for Mephibosheth.  The King’s inquiry led to his whereabouts leading to a change of his circumstances… for whatever property belonged to Saul and his family was returned to him; and was elevated to seat and eat at the King’s table. 2 Samuel 9:1 – 12

Like Mephibosheth, you could have been thrown down, not out of ill feeling by ‘a nurse maid’; a fall which may have crippled you either emotionally or financially.   When you looks at the circumstances of your life, it seems hopeless, making one believe that their life is surely over.  But, God in his mercy remembers us.  Note that even though Mephibosheth remained a cripple; God removed the garment of mourning from him and elevated him to a status of a King’s son. God says, “See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” Isaiah 49:16.

I pray that you will echo the Psalmist, “…You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent.  O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever. Psalms 30:11-12

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