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.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
The umbrella reaches wide. Much grace.
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So much grace for all humans!
Blessings my friend~🤗🙏💖
Hugs to you, Faye, as this was a perfect reminder for us all!