Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

Care for the People with special needs.
2 Samuel 9
P.D Joshua  MA, B.Ed

St. James M.T.C.,  N.Y.
7 David said to him, “Do not be afraid, for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan; I will restore to you all the land of your grandfather Saul, and you yourself shall eat at my table always.” 

When King Saul and David came back successful from the battle, the women sang, " Saul killed thousands, David killed ten thousands". This made the king mad  and he decided to kill David. At the right time Jonathan informed David of the coming danger , even risking his own life. Jonathan made a covenant with David part of which stated, " and do not ever cut off your kindness from my family—not even when the Lord has cut off every one of David’s enemies from the face of the earth.”1 Samuel 20:5

On hearing the news of Saul and Jonathan's death and being afraid that Mephiboseth, the only surviving son of Jonathan, would also be killed, his nurse fled with the baby but in her haste, she dropped  him and he became crippled on both feet.

 David, instead of extracting revenge, remembered his oath to Jonathan and wanted to fulfill it. He
decided to show mercy and helped Mephiboseth, the  grandson of his enemy, the king. This is what Jesus taught us, "Love your enemies, pray for them" (Matthew 5:43-45). As Christians we are expected to follow His teachings. Let us examine ourselves that we are following these teachings. Are we able to forgive those who wronged us? Can we be generous with those less deserving?


"Our loving Heavenly Father, Walk with us and show us the right path. Help us remember our responsibilities so that we won't harm anyone in any way. Help us to treat both our foes and friends equally, with compassion. Please take us, mold us and use us for Thy glory." Amen.
"But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind." Luke 4:13