And when the lad was come to the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot, Jonathan cried after the lad, and said, Is not the arrow beyond thee? ~ 1 Samuel 20:37
Growing up in a minister’s home, I spent a lot of time in church and heard many, many sermons. I was probably ten or eleven years of age and heard a sermon entitled “When the Arrows Fly beyond Thee.”
This was the phrase Jonathon was to shout to a lad gathering his arrows if David was no longer safe at the table of Saul. Can you imagine when David heard the cry, “Are not the arrows beyond thee?” David fell to the ground weeping. Jonathon wept with him.
David left the king of Israel’s table for a table the King of Kings had prepared for him. It was a place of fellowship where David would come to know that God not only reigns when Goliaths are falling and people are applauding, but in the caves of loneliness and despair. David would learn the arrows never fly beyond the love, mercy, and comfort of a God who is with us even when kings are against us.
I pray you come to experience our God heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds if by chance the arrows have flown beyond you.