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Angelika Kaiser

enjoys digging deeper in well-known Bible stories. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in linguistics and lives with her husband, Denis, in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

​The Kindness of God

Reading between the lines of a well-known story

There is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in his feet” (2 Sam. 9:3).1

I remember clearly the first time my mother told me the story of David and Mephibosheth. I immediately loved it. The paralyzed Mephibosheth got the surprise of a lifetime. It’s immensely touching. Little did I know that the story has more to do with me than I had thought. I was a kid, and Mephibosheth’s story is a well-loved children’s story—but also so much more. Jesus indicated to His disciples on the way to Emmaus that the Scriptures (our Old Testament, or Jesus’ Bible) testified of Him (Luke 24:30, 44). It is wonderful that the main purpose of …

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