Banqueting House

“He brought me to the banqueting house” (Song of Solomon 2:4)

This is our God who brings us from lowly places of brokenness and invites us to sit at His banquet table. He truly “prepares a table before us, in the presence of our enemies” (Psalm 23:5). He wants to commune with us and us to share with Him the beautiful things of the Kingdom.

Late last night when I was going to sleep the name “Mephibosheth” popped into my mind unexpectedly. I vaguely knew that he was in the Bible somewhere but could not remember his story so I decided to look it up.

King David had a close friendship with former King Saul’s son Jonathan. Jonathan had since passed away and David asked the question:

“Is there not still someone of the house of Saul to whom I may show the kindness of God?” (2 Samuel 9:3)

Jonathan had a son called Mephibosheth who had been lame in both feet since childhood. King David summoned Mephibosheth who fell prostrate before him. David said to him:

“Do not fear, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father’s sake and will restore to you all the land of Saul your grandfather; and you shall eat bread at my table continually” (2 Samuel 9:7).

What a beautiful picture of how our Heavenly Father treats us. He knows our broken and lowly state and he invites us to the King’s palace to dine from His table. This particularly touched me as I have been feeling in a state of brokenness lately and need communion with my Saviour Jesus more than ever before.

If you’re feeling down, broken or frustrated by your lack of progress, look up to your King and accept the invitation to dine at His table. His presence will strengthen you and He will surely provide everything you need.

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