My title may have thrown you off guard. But I think if you honestly think about the question, you will have to say, “Yes, somewhere through the course of life I have been dropped, like Mephibosheth.” For those of you who are not familiar with the story found in 2 Samuel 4, in a nutshell it’s as follows: Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan was dropped by his nurse and was crippled for life. The story ends with Mephibosheth being cared for by King David and eating from his table for life.
Many of us have been dropped in life. It may have been a relative or friend that abused or neglected us during our childhood. Sometimes we are dropped by a loved one who promised to love us ‘til death do we part. Others may have been dropped by their children, a business partner, a deal or relationship that went sour. Others have been overlooked because of race, color, gender, nationality, or exterior appearance.
The “Good News” tells us that if we fight the good fight of faith, partner with the Davids in our life, we like Mephibosheth will eat from the King’s table. If you don’t believe me, read the Bible for yourself. It states clearly in Deuteronomy 28:13 that by following the Word, we will be the “Head” and not the tail.
Yes, God will lift us up on his shoulders and get us through our midnight experiences. He will turn our failures into successes. God wants to be our bridge over troubled waters. He is able to strengthen our lame legs and provide all of our needs like He did for Mephibosheth. “Our time has come to shine, all our dreams are on the way!” Click on the link and listen to Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel (Bridge Over Troubled Waters) and meditate on how you can be a Winner at life!
But there is a [true, loving] friend who [is reliable and] sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 AMP