I can't imagine what Mephibosheth must have felt like when he was called into David's presence. Surely he must have thought that his life was at stake and that the new king was going to exterminate the former king's offspring to prevent any potential overthrows of the throne. But Mephibosheth did know the nature of the promise made between his father and David, and he didn't realize that was going to look out for his well being. Can you imagine a crippled man eating at the table of the king each and every day? What an honor! It's a reminder to me that the King of Kings invites me into His presence on a daily basis in a situation not altogether different from David and Mephibosheth. I wonder if Jonathan's son ever took this privilege for granted. I sure wish I didn't. The best way to combat such an attitude is to express thankfulness on a daily basis. Only then will forgetfulness go away. It seems appropriate to make that a focus this month since Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. Will you join me in expressing your thankfulness for God and his many blessings in your life?
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.