When things settled down, David thought of his buddy Jonathan. He missed his friend, and because of the civil war, he was never really able to show his love for his friend. Then, he asks a great question, “Ïs there anyone left that I can bless?” After he found out he immediately sent for and restored Jonathan’s son. He also made a place at his table for Mephibosheth. In a Kingdom of millions, to be a low income boy from Lo Di Bar at the Kings table would be the ultimate in restoration and vindication.
That is what friends do—They treat each other and their families like family. They dispense with any personal issues of pride or hurt and sacrifice as if for themselves. The Church is the same, we are family and we need to be the ones laying our lives down to be the restoration and safe haven for each other. It is not typical, but if it is good enough for a man after God’s own heart, then it should be Good enough for us!
God Bless You
6 When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he bowed down to pay him honor.
David said, “Mephibosheth!”
“At your service,” he replied.
7 “Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.”
8 Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”
9 Then the king summoned Ziba, Saul’s steward, and said to him, “I have given your master’s grandson everything that belonged to Saul and his family. 10 You and your sons and your servants are to farm the land for him and bring in the crops, so that your master’s grandson may be provided for. And Mephibosheth, grandson of your master, will always eat at my table.” (Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.)
11 Then Ziba said to the king, “Your servant will do whatever my lord the king commands his servant to do.” So Mephibosheth ate at David’s[a] table like one of the king’s sons.
12 Mephibosheth had a young son named Mika, and all the members of Ziba’s household were servants of Mephibosheth. 13 And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table; he was lame in both feet.