Showing Kindness

“And David said, ‘Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?'” – 2 Samuel 9:1 (ESV)

At this point in history, David is well established on the throne, and chapter 8 of 2nd Samuel has just detailed many of his victories as king. Between his family and his life as a king and warrior, David certainly had a full plate to keep him busy and his mind occupied. So I find it interesting that chapter 9 has David reaching back and remembering to the time before he was king, to think of Mephibosheth, the son of his dear friend Jonathan. David sends for Mephibosheth (who’s now crippled) and orders that he always be taken care of, and in addition, David lets Mephibosheth know that he always has a place at his table.

Is there someone out there who we haven’t spoken to in a while, who’s shown us great kindness in the past ? Someone we may have lost touch with ? Wouldn’t it be great to send them a note or email of thanks today ?

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