“Don’t be afraid,” David told him, “because I will certainly show you faithful love for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the fields of your grandfather Saul, and you will eat at my table always.”
2 Samuel 9:7
Even though Jonathan is dead, David’s love continues for his friend. He is kind to Jonathan’s son Mephibosheth. He was crippled in both feet. In those days, if someone was crippled, the person was ignored and rejected. But not for David. It made him happy that he could be sure that Mephibosheth was cared for.
Even though death is the end of a life, it is not the end of feelings for a friend. True love never dies, but continues to find ways to stay alive. David found this out for himself.
Jesus made something brand new happen about love. Even though he died, the presence of God in him did not have death last very long—only three days. Jesus rose from the dead and gave us his Holy Spirit so that the kindness and love of God would continue to be shared through us.
Examples of Bible Breaths Learn More…
Lifting up the ones bowed down v. 7
Living with You within me v. 12
Feeding on the Bread of Life v. 11
Your loving kindness in me
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