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Devo - God Seeks The Broken

God Seeks The Broken
2 Samuel 4:4

Have you been broken by the world you were born into? Maybe you have somehow been crippled by decisions you have made, or maybe from the decisions of others. If that is you today - God is seeking you. This devotion is from the special message "Carried to The Table Part 1" based on 2 Samuel 9:1-13.

Early in Mephibosheth’s life, he had a nanny. The Bible calls her a nurse; we would say, nanny. And when that nanny who was tasked with caring for Mephibosheth heard the news about Saul and his sons being killed in Jezreel, in the Jezreel Valley, she tried to flee with Mephibosheth.

2 Samuel 4:4 (ESV)
4 Jonathan, the son of Saul, had a son who was crippled in his feet. He was five years old when the news about Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel, and his nurse took him up and fled, and as she fled in her haste, he fell and became lame. And his name was Mephibosheth.

I wonder if you can put your name there. I wonder if it fits. I wonder if you could say the person who was supposed to care for me fled in haste, and I fell, and I became lame. And my name is Dave.” You insert your name there.

So not only is Mephibosheth destined for judgment, like we are, but now he’s even more like us. Because now he’s been dropped. He’s been crippled. He’s been broken simply by the world that he was born into.

And so, maybe we’re here today and being born in the Kingdom of Man, maybe we would say somehow, also, that we’ve been dropped, and we’ve been broken, and we’ve ended up crippled, lame. Maybe from decisions we’ve made, maybe from decisions that have been made that have affected us, that have crippled us in some way – no fault of our own.

Listen to me, please, right here. If that’s you, if you can put your name in that part of the story, I want you to know God IS seeking you. God is seeking you. He is searching for you. He is coming for you. God is seeking you, broken and lame and crippled. God is seeking you because he has already prepared a way to carry you to his table.
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