2014-12-01 - What Would Mephibosheth's Wife Say?
And remember, you must demonstrate the love and kindness of the Lord not only to me during my own lifetime, but also to my children after the Lord has destroyed all of your enemies.” So Jonathan made a covenant with the family of David, and David swore to it with a terrible curse against himself and his descendants, should he be unfaithful to his promise. (1 Samuel 20:14-16 TLB)
I went from happy to distraught to nervous all in a matter of moments. I was happy for my husband Mephibosheth, he was acknowledged by King David and would now live in the king's palace. On the other hand I am sad that I will leave my homeland of Lo-debar. One can't pass up the opportunity to dine in the royal castle so we are heading on a new adventure. I am grateful our son Mica is excited and not like me, sad over what I am leaving behind and worried how I will fit in.
King David was good friends with my father-in-law Jonathan and David wanted to fulfill a vow the two friends made to each other years ago-to be loyal to the other's family.
I wish I would have met Jonathan. I wish Mephibosheth had more time with him for that matter. Why did he have to die so young? Perhaps King David can become a surrogate father for Mephibosheth, who knows. I will try not to have my expectations too high, but that is difficult for me.
The doors of opportunity are opening for our family. I am grateful but everything is still uncertain. I know the Lord has allowed this happiness to come upon us, and yet there is a pit in my stomach that will not go away. There are so many unanswered questions that I want to know about before we head out on this journey, and yet that isn't going to happen.
Even though I am taking steps in the dark, I will ask God to help me. I will need guidance at each step. I know the Lord can do this. I have to let Him assist me. I am not always the best on leaning on Him, but life is giving me no other choice.
Lord, Please make it easier to trust You than in myself. Reassure me that You are on my side when I am faced with adversity. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
All scripture references are from the NIV unless otherwise noted.