In today’s episode of All God’s Women we look at Mephibosheth’s nurse, a woman who acted heroically but tripped and fell in the midst of her heroic act. The impact of her tumble forever changed the life of her young charge. 

Mephibosheth’s nurse is an unnamed woman who is mentioned just once in the Bible. 

In 2 Samuel 4:4 we’re told, “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.”

Because of the nurse’s courage in grabbing him and hiding him away, he was later able to take his rightful place at the king’s table. 

His nurse never got to witness the fruits of her effort. All she saw was her failure. But God used her to save an heir to the kingdom. 

We may be like that nurse. All around us we see danger. Those around us are at risk of dying. They’re wondering around in confusion with no idea where to turn. 

It’s easy for us to panic, to say there’s nothing we can do. To be fearful of doing the wrong thing and making matters worse. 

God doesn’t expect us to be perfect. He knows our weaknesses and frailties. But if we keep our eyes on Him and grab those around us, determined to lead them to eternal life, He can take our humble efforts and do a mighty work through them. 

We may never live to see the fruits of our labor, but that doesn’t mean our work is in vain. Even if we stumble over the right words. If we fear we’ve only made things worse, God will reward our efforts. 

I challenge you to look around you. See those who are lost and seeking help. Be there for them, helping to guide them in the way that leads to life. 

If you’re wondering what to say or do, take it to God. Ask Him to speak through you. Use Romans 6:23 as your basis. Tell them your story of how you came to know Christ and how He’s worked in your life. 

Don’t delay. Commit today to making sure that when you get to heaven, you bring a crowd with you.

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Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. She's been recognized with dozens of film accolades including the “Shibboleth Award for Visionary Leadership in the Field of Christian Filmmaking”, four ICVM Crown Awards and many Best Director, Best Writer, and Best of Show awards.