2 Samuel 9:7

2 Samuel 9:7

7 “Don’t be afraid,” 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.”

Chuck Swindoll says it well, “David adopted Mephibosheth into his family, and he became one of the king’s sons. This is what God has done for the believing sinner-adopted us into the family of the heavenly King. He has chosen us, brought us into His family, and said, “You sit at My table, you enjoy My food, I give you My life.” Every Christian is adopted as a family member of God.”

“Picture what life would be like in the years to come at the supper table with David. The meal is fixed and the dinner bell rings and along come the members of the family and their guests. Amnon, clever and witty – comes to the table first. Then there’s Joab, one of the guests – muscular, masculine, attractive, his skin bronzed from the sun, walking tall and erect like an experienced soldier. Next comes Absalom. Talk about handsome! From the crown of his head to the soles of his feet there is not a blemish on him. Then there is Tamar – beautiful, tender daughter of David. And, later on, one could add Solomon as well. He’s been in the study all day, but he finally slips away from his work and makes his way to the table.

But then they hear this clump, clump, clump, and here comes Mephibosheth, hobbling along. He smiles and humbly joins the others as he takes his place at the table of the king’s sons. And the tablecloth of grace covers his feet. Oh, what a scene!”

Being invited to the table of the king is no small thing. You pull up a chair knowing that you don’t fit, you don’t belong, and you stand out. But there at the table is grace that covers all of that.