June 18, 2007

Such is the Father's Love...

Several requests for this from my "flock" convinced me that a post was in order. Yesterday I shared the wonderful story of David and Mephibosheth found in 2 Samuel. (For those who are interested you can follow the entire story using these references 2 Sam 4:4, 9:1-13, 16:1-4, & 19:24-30). It is a powerful picture of one man keeping his promise and showing love (Hebrew word chesed- so much bigger than is translated by "love") to one who, by all rights, should have been considered his enemy. Mephibosheth was crippled from childhood and was, for all intents and purposes, a throw away. David, the king, does for this young crippled man what he could never do for himself, restoring him and inviting him to eat at his table. A powerful story.

How about a modern day parable like unto it? Take 10 minutes and watch this incredible story. WARNING: It is highly advised that you have tissue nearby.

Such is our heavenly Father's love for us. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16)

NOTE: My good friend Paul over at But A Poor Reflection posted the Dick and Rick Hoyt story yesterday. Coincidence? I don't think so...

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