David showed amazing love to Mephibosheth, but it pales in comparison to God's amazing love for us. God comes looking for us, just as David went looking for Mephibosheth. Our God pursues us; isn't that incredible? But He also wants us to pursue Him.
The story of Mephibosheth picks up again several years later. David had to flee Jerusalem because of Absalom. Now David is returning home.
Mephibosheth, Saul’s grandson, also went down to meet the king. He had not taken care of his feet or trimmed his mustache or washed his clothes from the day the king left until the day he returned safely. When he came from Jerusalem to meet the king, the king asked him, “Why didn’t you go with me, Mephibosheth?”
He said, “My lord the king, since I your servant am lame, I said, ‘I will have my donkey saddled and will ride on it, so I can go with the king.’ But Ziba my servant betrayed me. And he has slandered your servant to my lord the king. My lord the king is like an angel of God; so do whatever pleases you. All my grandfather’s descendants deserved nothing but death from my lord the king, but you gave your servant a place among those who eat at your table. So what right do I have to make any more appeals to the king?”
The king said to him, “Why say more? I order you and Ziba to divide the fields.”
Mephibosheth said to the king, “Let him take everything, now that my lord the king has arrived home safely.”
2 Samuel 19:24-30 (emphasis mine)
This time Mephibosheth didn't wait for King David to seek him out. He went running out to meet him. When David offered to restore everything to him, Mephibosheth said all that mattered to him was that the king had returned. He didn't care about the stuff, he just cared that his king was seated on the throne. Can you say the same?
By His death on the cross, Jesus showed His great love for us. Are you running to Him?
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