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Grateful Exchange - Powered by 4 - September 7

Friday, September 7

Grateful Exchange

Today's reading: 2 Samuel 19:24-30

When David returns to once again take his place as king, one of the first people he encounters is Saul's grandson and Jonathan's son, Mephibosheth. (As you recall, we read back in 2 Samuel 9 how David took Mephibosheth in, restored his family's land, and basically treated him as one of his own sons after the death of Saul and Jonathan.)

As I took in the exchange between these two men, I was moved by the depth of Mephibosheth's love, as well as his concern, for David. Rather than being pleased with David's dethroning by Absalom (like Mephibosheth's servant Ziba led David to believe), Mephibosheth is devastated by this turn of events. His appearance, actions and words are telling.

How can you be a "Mephibosheth" this week? Who needs to hear how much you love them and how grateful you are for the part they've played in your life? Tami

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