I know on prayerful reflection, I have. I give grateful thanks to the Lord for the memory.
2 Samuel 9 reminds us of an O.T. story.
David made a promise to his dear friend Jonathan (King Saul’s) son that he would care for his future generation if any calamity befell them. He little knew then the fierce battles he would be forced to fight against Saul who hated him and wanted him destroyed.
Mephibosheth was only five years old when both his father Jonathan and his grand-father Saul died in a battle with the Philistines at Mt Gibbod. His desperate nurse fled the scene of carnage and grabbed the child as she ran. The account does not give details, but the child somehow fell and both his legs or feet were broken. Without adequate attention he was crippled.
Out of the sorrow and the smoke-filled carnage King David remembers his covenantal Promise to his friend.
Promise, Love and Divine intervention achieved like a (grace umbrella) a miraculous improvement to this little boy’s desperate circumstances.
King David ordered a country-wide search to find any survivors of Jonathan’s family and this child was found and his restoration to a quality of life is a miracle. He even lives to see restoration of some of his lands.
Since Calvary our umbrella of Grace is provided for all who believe because of Christ’s Covenental Promise to us.
I will NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU.
Thank You Lord for Your umbrella of Grace. Help us to live always under the shadow of the remembered Cross, A-men.