2 Samuel 9:11 As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king’s sons.

Crippled at a young age when his nurse dropped him, Mephibosheth was hurt by one he trusted. This was a physical damage but emotional crippling can happen also. Often times they are caused by people we trust.

We are the body of Christ. When we are hurt those who are closest to us are the most effected. Break a toe, the foot hurts, the leg automatically limps without being asked by the head. It is the natural reaction of the body to help when members are in pain.

A few days ago I learned a respected friend lied to me. It wasn’t an insidious lie, perhaps not even worthy of thought as most people reckon. I’m not most people. It was my respect given, it was my trust broken. I haven’t seen this man in years. I don’t even know where he is now. I have no recourse but to limp.

My first reaction was old habit. Judgment set in. That isn’t who I want to be, it is who I was in another life. Then like Mephibosheth, it was diner time and I got to sit at the King’s table as a son. Nothing is ever going to undo the damage. I might come broken, I might need a high chair, I might need a pillow, but I get to sit at the King’s table as a son.

There are many healthy, wealthy and wise that cannot say that.

The Well

John 4:11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?

There is no life in a desert place without water. All throughout the Old Testament we can see meaningful events played out around wells. Wells were so important that they were given names, historical names. Even this well where Jesus met the Samaritan woman had a name, Jacob’s Well.

Coming to a well without something to draw water puts us in a helpless position. You have to ask for help. There have been times in my life when I felt like I was in a dry and thirsty place within my soul. I’d go to the well, to get refreshed. I got to the point where I was hanging out at the water cooler, so to speak. The only people I met and talked to were fellow believers who like me, knew where to come to be refreshed.

John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

We are meant to be a wellspring to others. You cannot do that by hanging out at the water cooler. You have to go where people thirst.