9 Responses to There is Royal Treatment for the Afflicted

  1. We are a child of the king and he will show us kindness. God sees our hearts not like man sometimes sees us. I thought when I first was bedridden with m. E. I could do nothing for God. But he showed me I could. We might not at times feel worthy but I believe God feels we are. We just have to be a willing vessel. Thank you Vicki for the devotion thanks Lisa for the song.

  2. Thank you Vicki for reminding me of this beautiful true story of David’s (and God’s) grace, mercy and kindness. Can you imagine how stunned Mephibosheth must have been when he was summoned by the present king to be treated like royalty? In those days I believe the custom for the incoming king was to have all the former members of the royal family killed.

    What could be more marvelous for those of us, who, like Mephibosheth, have a life changing disability or chronic illness, to be viewed in such a special way by the God of the universe. And, unlike many friends, sticks with us and helps us every single day?!

    Grace and peace,
    Beth

    • Dear Beth,
      Yes, it was the custom to have all the former members of the royal family killed. Which makes David’s (and God’s) act of grace and kindness even more amazing.
      As I reflected on that true story, it was God’s grace that encouraged my heart. You stated it so beautifully: “God of the universe … unlike many friends, sticks with us and helps us every single day.” Amen!!!
      May you experience His help in new ways today, dear friend.
      In His grip,
      Vicki

  3. Vicki, I really appreciated your response. I didn’t read it till tonight, but I want to tell you that the Lord did help me today, a really stressful day. I was able to get my duties done without much trouble, and even spent some time watching a football game with my hubby.

    I’ve been asking Him to help me consciously do such things for Him and not just because I feel I have to, or for my hubby and myself.

    May the Lord show you His grace in a special way tonight/tomorrow.

    Good night my friend!

    • Dear Beth,
      Thanks for passing along your praise, letting me know how God helped you. Thanks for your prayer. I’ll be anticipating God’s gift of grace He’ll send in response to your prayer (don’t want to miss it!).
      I’ll be watching some football with my hubby today. My guy is one happy man during football season!

  4. Vicki,
    I have always loved the story of Mephibosheth and the grace shown to him by David. As a child I knew the story as we had a cat called Mephibosheth (most of our pets had Biblical names, but that was the best one!)

    How blessed we are that “God has not forgotten us” – EVER!
    Blessings,
    Fiona

  5. Hi Fiona,
    Yes, what a blessing and calm assurance to know that God will never forget us!!!
    Just curious…did you have a nick name for Mephibosheth, the cat? Or did you say that whole name each time you called him?
    One of His remembered,
    Vicki

    • Yes, Mephibosheth would have been too much of a mouthful, so he got Miffy most of the time!
      Interesting that I’ve told that story twice in the last couple of weeks – Mephibosheth was also a character our small group looked at recently. I must have needed this reminder 🙂

  6. Dear Fiona,
    Don’t you love those timely and gentle reminders God sends us? Especially when they come in the form of devotionals we’ve written ourselves (and Lisa was God’s instrument of His perfect timing).
    Miffy: so adorable!
    Vicki

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