Brandi and I had the wonderful privilege of moving last week. We moved from the furnished townhouse that we were staying in into a house about 8/10 of a mile away. Praise the Lord, because he found someone to rent our house in Alabama. Because of that we had to get all our furniture here, so Second Baptist hired a moving company to pack up our stuff. Of Course, if you know our Honey moon story then you know that we do not have good luck with booking anything. I was not happy with the Jamacian guy that brought our stuff, I just knew that he would get here and everything would be crushed and broken. There were a few things that were scratched up, and one glass candle holder got broken. Most of the furniture was fine, but some of the stuff was delivered and somewhat damaged.
There is a story in the Bible that reminds me of our moving predicament. It is found in 2 Samuel 9 where King David performed an amazing act of kindness to Mephibosheth (sound it out). Mephibosheth was the son of Jonathan. Jonathan was a childhood friend of King David. Jonathan was the son of the last king, Saul; so that would make Mephiboseth the Grandson of King Saul. THe Bible states several times that Mephibosheth was cripple in both feet. From this point on David gracefully treated Mephibosheth like his own son. David returned to him all the land that belonged to his grandfather King Saul, and gave him 36 of king Saul’s former servants to work the land. What really gets me is that David said that from that day on Mephibosheth was to eat from his table, the kings table, which was a big deal. He was to be treated just like the King’s son. So Mephibosheth was picked up and carried to sit and eat at the kings table. What a true picture of generousity!! Isn’t it so great that God treats us that way. He takes the crippleness, the handicaps, and all the scars and lameness from our past and covers them up. He treats us like one of His very own children, which we are. No one knew that Mephibosheth was lame when he was seated at King David’s table, because the table hid his feet. When we sit with the Lord our “issues” become insignificant. When we stand in the presence of and worship a Holy God we are all the same in the Father’s eyes. Imagine sitting at the Lords table, what would you enjoy the most?
I John 3:2-32-3But friends, that’s exactly who we are: children of God. And that’s only the beginning. Who knows how we’ll end up! What we know is that when Christ is openly revealed, we’ll see him—and in seeing him, become like him. All of us who look forward to his Coming stay ready, with the glistening purity of Jesus’ life as a model for our own.
Becoming a child of God is only the beginning, one day we will be forever healed. As Christians, No matter how cripple we are we are called to live for Him. I’m so glad that God has taken me and cleaned me up, I’m glad that He chooses to use me for His kingdom. I am so unworthy because of my crippleness, in my eyes I am SO lame, but the King of all Kings has chosen to adopt me.
Do you feel as if you have been delivered, but damaged. Let the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords adopt you to sit at His table. The only table where your issues will go away. Let him love and care and provide for you.
God Bless, micah