So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem:
for he did eat continually at the king's table;
and was lame on both his feet.
2 Samuel 9:13
David made a promise to Jonathan that he would show kindness to his house forever. After Saul’s death he set about keeping that promise and found Mephibosheth. It’s a beautiful story!
I love what Bill MacDonald says:
Mephibosheth is a picture of an unconverted soul living in a barren land (Lo Debar may mean no pasture) and sold under sin (Machir means sold—v. 4). He was an outcast from the fallen house of Saul. He was unable to come to the king to beg for mercy, being lame in both his feet. But the gracious sovereign sought him out in order to bless him. Once found, Mephibosheth was given great riches and a place of fellowship at the king's table.
When Mephibosheth was at the king’s table there were so many perks!
A new home in Jerusalem!
Fellowship with the King!
Lame legs? Couldn't see them... they were covered by the King's table.
I think about this story when I'm at the Lord's supper.
I'm amazed that I can sit at His table.
He gave me a new standing with the saints.
I love my fellowship with the King.
What a king!
My lame legs? Can't see them. They are covered by the King's grace!
And can it be that I should gain
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!