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.