This One Is For The Outcast, The Forgotten & The Person Held Back By Their Past

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Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, taking all his meals at the King’s table. He was lame in both feet. 2 Samuel 9:13 (MSG)

You are loved, seen and whole
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Do you ever feel like an outcast? 

Have you ever felt forgotten? 

Are you the person who feels crippled by your past? 

Believe it or not there is a story in the Bible written just for you. It’s a story of seeing invisible people, being kind to the forgotten and sharing life with a person marked by the burden of their past. 

This story is found in 2 Samuel 9 and goes something like this:

David, now Israel’s King, sets out to discover if any of the previous Kings descendants are still alive. 

Only one grandchild was still alive. His name was Mephibosheth and he was a cripple.

With the rest of Mephibosheth’s family murdered, and he himself having been disabled while running away from a massacre at 5 years old (2 Sam 4:4), it is understandable that he was shaking when he entered the Kings’ court.

“Don’t be afraid,” King David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.”

Mephibosheth was living in obscurity just the day before: forgotten, broken and alone. Then the King seeks him out and changes his fortunes forever.

I love this story because it reminds me that when we deserve no blessing, or think we are nobody, God comes and finds us and blesses us with more than we can imagine. 

When God, our King, seeks us out, we can find ourselves dining at the King’s table as though we are a son and not the crippled child of an outcast family.

God doesn’t invite us to the table because we are an outcast, forgotten or limping, he asks us to sit with him because of who our Father is, simply because we are a part of his family. 

If you feel like an outcast: God says, “Come sit with me, you are one of the family.” 

If you feel forgotten: know that God has remembered you and he’s searching for you, longing to bring you back. 

If you feel crippled by your past: God is looking beyond that to your future.  He is giving you what you need for the right now and enough to take care of you into the future. 

You are loved, seen and whole. (Tweet this)

If you are feeling alone, forgotten or overlooked know your King is out there looking for you, seeking you out to lavishly bless you, for no other reason than that you are related to him.

What others have said about you, your family name or your past no longer defines you. (Tweet this)

God does. 

God has noticed you, your inheritance has been restored and he has completely changed your future. 

Question: What holds you back from living like you believe this? 

A prayer for the outcast, the forgotten and the person crippled by their past:
A prayer for the outcast, the forgotten and the person crippled by their past:
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