by Pastor Ken
Yes, you lift me up above those who rise up against me. Therefore, I will give thanks to you, the LORD, among the nations, and will sing praises to your name.
2 Samuel 22:49-50
Mephibosheth was a long-lost prince—a descendant of King Saul. He was the crippled son of Jonathan, who had been the best and most loyal friend of King David. After the tragic end of Saul’s reign as King of Israel, Mephibosheth felt unwanted and unimportant. He even called himself a “dead dog” (2 Samuel 9:8). But God gave this crippled person an incredibly happy ending.
When David became king, he brought Mephibosheth into the palace to live. He treated him as one of his own sons out of love and respect for Jonathan. Mephibosheth lived out his life being cared for and respected. David lifted this man up in his time of need.
Likewise, Jesus wants to lift you up. Look in the mirror. Who are you? You are a child of the Heavenly King. Your value comes not from what you can accomplish but in who you are. When Jesus paid the price for your sins, God made you His very own child. Can you now joyfully cry out with the apostle John? “See how great a love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God” (1 John 3:1).
Prayer: God, Thank You for making me Your child. In Jesus name, I pray, amen.