Mustard Seed Kings

Isaiah 60:22 - The least one shall become a clan, and the smallest one a mighty nation; I am the LORD; in its time I will hasten it.

 

During our family Bible time yesterday, we opened to 2 Samuel 2 and read one of my favorite Old Testament stories where King David lavishes mercy on Saul’s crippled grandson, Mephibosheth. And even though my son is only six, after hearing of the way David gave Mephibosheth a seat at his table for the rest of his life, effectively adopting him as his own son, Micah’s eyes lit up with joy and he exclaimed, “It’s like a symbol of God’s love for us, isn’t it?!” Boy was I proud of him! And, yes, I told him, that’s exactly what this story is. It’s our story. As Martin Luther once wrote, “We are beggars: this is true,” so we’re all crippled by sin, wandering through a valley of shadows, having no future or hope or inheritance, until Grace finds us, and carries us on His shoulders to heaven, and gives us a seat at His table forever!

 

Friend, Mephibosheth was just a mustard seed: a poor, little life that God pitied, and rescued, and nurtured, until it grew into a mighty nation. And so are you.