Have you ever heard about Mephibosheth?
Mephibosheth was the son of Jonathan, who was the son of King Saul and a special friend of King David. When Mephibosheth was five years old, his father Jonathan was killed in battle. Fearing that the Philistines would seek to take the life of the young boy, a nurse fled with him to Gibeah, the royal residence, but in her haste she dropped him and both of his feet were crippled (2 Samuel 4:4).
Mephibosheth’s nurse was not trying to bring harm to him. In her fear and haste she made a mistake and dropped him. Have you ever felt like you have been dropped by someone you trusted to take care of you, someone you looked up to, or trusted in?
Mephibosheth lives several years as a cripple. Back in those days they didn’t have disability and programs for handicapped people. You were basically a beggar. I’m sure he felt like people forgot he was actually Royality at one time. Do you ever forget who you are and that you come from a Blood line of Royality?
You were bought by the blood of Jesus!! Adopted as Gods own kids. KINGS KIDS!! 1 Cor 6:20
Some years later, when King David had conquered all of Israel’s enemies, he remembered the family of his friend Jonathan (2 Samuel 9:1), and, wishing to display his loving loyalty to Jonathan by ministering to his family, David found out that Mephibosheth was residing in the house of Machir. So he sent royal messengers there, and brought Mephibosheth and his infant son Micah to Jerusalem, where they resided from that point on (2 Samuel 9).
Later, when David invited the young boy to be part of his court, he entrusted the family property to a steward, Ziba. During Absalom’s rebellion, Ziba tried unsuccessfully to turn David against Mephibosheth. Upon the king’s return to Jerusalem, Mephibosheth vindicated himself and was allowed to remain in the king’s house (2 Samuel 16:19).
If you read all of these encounters in 2 Samuel you will read that King David had him carried around from place to place. When you have been dropped and feel like you have been forgotten HE picks you up and Carries you to where you need to go. He sends people to help carry us thorough, He sends healing through His word and fills You with His Love.