2 Samuel 9:12
12 And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth.
We read about a young man, the son of Jonathan, named Mephibosheth. When we first meet him, he is a man with very little. He does have one very important item when David finds him. A young son named Micha.
The importance of this child, as so often in Scripture, is reflected in his name. Micha means Who Is Like God? This is an amazing praise on face value, but more so when you consider the parent of the child.
It would be one thing if a healthy person had a son named Micha. Mephibosheth wasn’t healthy though. He was not only lame on both feet, he was part of Saul’s family. His Father was gone, his future seemed bleak, yet he still named his son Micha!
He rejoiced, not in his potential blessings, but in his present ones. Mephibosheth chose to focus, not on his setbacks, but God’s Grace. Perhaps, it’s because of this, that God put it in David’s heart to seek him.
Is it possible that, too many times, we look at our current blessing and hope for something greater? What would happen if we were simply thankful for where we are? I’m not saying to stop anticipating God’s future plans, merely to thoroughly be caught up in His current ones. Or as the Psalmist, who knew how sweet it was simply to live another day wrote.
24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.