David said to him, "Don't be afraid, because I will certainly extend kindness to you for the sake of Jonathan your father. You will be a regular guest at my table." [2 Samuel 9:7 NET]
If ever there was an image of kindness, David's welcoming of Saul's grandson Mephibosheth is a beautiful one. His kindness extended past forgiveness. Past reconciliation. Being a regular guest at the king's table signified a desire for relationship. The invitation revealed so much about David's heart.
I think that this image is so representative of the kindness of God. In the same way that David extended kindness to Mephibosheth, the Lord invites us to sup with him at his table. His desire for us is more than forgiveness. More than reconciliation. His kind invitation is all about relationship.
Who am I that you would want to be my friend? Thank you Lord for your kind invitation.
... this devotion is part of a series about King David.