** disclaimer. This is a barage of thoughts. It does not read like a short story, but just a lot of notes. (Too many notes.)
Yesterday, I put on my new “leg brace” for my foot problem. (Long boring story)
Anyway, I then decided to do my bible reading/prayer time. So I open up my book the “Blessings in Disguise.”
It talks about 2 Samuel 4:4 , when Jonathon‘s son (Saul’s Grandson) Mephibosheth is dropped by his nurse as she is trying to flee the scene, as David’s armies are coming.
For years, when I heard this taught, the highlight was that the nurse dropped the baby, and made his crippled. Years later (2 Samuel Chapter 9) David seeks out “any living relatives of Saul” because he wanted to bless them. And happy ending, they find Mephibosheth, and he has dinner at King David’s table. Happy Happy Joy Joy.
So ok, I shouldn’t feel sorry for myself. 1) I’m not crippled and my foot problem is supposedly temporary.
And 2) I still can’t figure out what “blessings in disguise” the author was talking about.
I went back and read 2 Samuel 4:4 again:
Jonathan, Saul’s son, had a son who was lame 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 it happened, as she made haste to flee, that he fell and became lame. His name was Mephibosheth.
Mephibosheth was NOT a baby. He was FIVE years old! Why was the nurse carrying him? Most 5 year olds can outrun any adult I know of!
No wonder she dropped him, why is she even trying to carry him?
So I stopped and thought about how we as parents try to do too much for our kids and in the mean time “cripple” them in their developement.
So I realized that my son, who has moved out to go to college, does not need me to continue my role as HoverMom, no matter how good at it I think I am!
And I should not feel so sorry for myself because my foot hurts and I’m limping when there are other people who have much worse problems than I to!
And that concludes today’s rant!
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Thanks for sharing this! God bless you!
Lyn — I wanted to let you know also, that my son had a interview at Wendy’s and they are going to call him back, so hopefully he starts work soon! thanks for praying!!
You are very welcome! May God’s blessings and mighty hands be upon your son…and His anointing..especially in this day…. may he bless and touch people in Christ during his job experience! God bless you!
Maybe “took him up” does not necessarily mean “picked him up” and maybe she didn’t drop him in her haste, but knocked him over or pushed him out of her way or trampled him.
hmmm, never noticed that. good point. I’ll check it against several translations and see what I come up with….
cool insite about crippling our kids by the hoover mom (dad)