Friday, March 8, 2024

The King's Table

After Saul and Jonathan died in battle, David took over the kingship of Israel. It didn't take long before he started missing his friend (Jonathan), and he started to ask - is there anyone left to whom I can show kindness because I loved Jonathan so much? And then someone brings him Mephibosheth. 

Mephibosheth is the surviving son of Jonathan and is now a crippled man. While being saved by one of the servants, an accident occurred and now, Mephibosheth is lame. No problem, says David; you'll never have to work a day in your life anyway. He then invites the son of his friend to sit at his table and eat. 


David pledges to take care of this crippled man for the rest of his days. He promises to feed him at his table, to provide for him out of his storehouses, to secure for him a dwelling in the holy city of God's favor, where David has made his home. 

And the same is promised to us. 

We have been invited to eat at the table of the King. Forever. For no other reason than that we are sons and daughters, than that He is a friend to sinners. We are but lame, crippled, and broken...but no worries. Not a care. He has promised that that won't matter, that there is a place for us here. 

He feeds us at His table, the body and the blood. He provides for us out of His storehouses, mercy and amazing grace overflowing. He secures for us a dwelling in His holy city, where Christ Himself has made His home. 

Friends, we are friends of the King. That's how we got here. That's how we came to this Table. 

And because of that, this is where we will feast all the rest of our days. 

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