2samuel9:7 “Don’t be frightened said David “I like to do something in memory of your father Jonathan. To begin with, I’m returning to you all the properties of your grandfather Saul. Furthermore from now you’ll take all your meals at my table.
V8 Shuffling and stammering not looking him in the eye Mephiboseth said . Who am I that you pay attention to a stray dog like me. Message
David invited Mephiboseth to dine at his table in the memory of his father Jonathan and their friendship . Eventhough Mephiboseth was handicapped he didn’t sit him at side table but he sat him at the kings table. Of course Mephiboseth was Saul’s grandson so David could have totally turned his back on him but he didn’t instead he gave him back the property that was taken. This story of restoration reminds of how we come to Jesus when we are so broken and he completely restore our lives and returns us to working order. After he restores us he invites us to his table to dine with and have a deep friendship with him.