For any Christian parent of a special needs child, this story (found in 2 Samuel 9), is an indescribable comfort! The love of King David for Jonathan’s son is such a wonderful parallel to God’s love for His special children.
“The king asked, “Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?”
Ziba answered the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.”
Now I’m not a Bible expositor so I will not go into detail about the story, only to say how much it warms my heart and causes me to worship Him as I see the kindness of the Lord toward the handicapped and special needs children like my son David. Kelly Langston, mom of a son with Autism, goes into great detail on her blog and does a beautiful job.
But you know, the story of Mephibosheth is not only a picture of God’s kindness and love toward special needs children, but it is a beautiful picture of His Grace and Mercy toward us wretched sinners through His Son Jesus. For we all all handicapped in our heart and in desperate need of a Savior! Here is a post written by Charles Stanley, written from this standpoint.
May you be blessed as you meditate on the reality of God’s Grace and Mercy toward our special needs children as you ponder the story of Mephibosheth!