Sometimes I wake up already knowing what I want to write about. Sometimes I have a couple of ideas. Sometimes I have no idea. This morning I had no idea, so God put this story in my reading plan.
It’s the story of Mephibosheth, the crippled son of Jonathan. Jonathan and King David had shared a special bond, much to the chagrin of Jonathan’s father, King Saul. David, of course, had been anointed King of Israel by the prophet Samuel at the age of 15. Problem was, Israel already had King Saul.
David was content to wait on the throne, wanting nothing to do with deposing an anointed King from power. But Saul was paranoid about the fact that David had also been anointed, and spent much time pursuing David to kill him and secure his family’s claim to the crown (which would have meant Jonathan should succeed Saul).
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