So often we find ourselves ashamed, afraid to be known deeply. We tell ourselves "If my friends really knew me..." or "If my parents really knew me..." or "If God really knew me...". So much is contained in that anticipatory "...": rejection, punishment, worse.
But God's heart pours "love" into that "...". God's heart shows love to the ashamed.
In this installment of the David story, we see his relationship with Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan. Mephibosheth had much with which he could be ashamed: a crippling handicap, a family rejected publicly by God, an outcast life. But David fulfills his covenant love to Jonathan, showing kindness to Mephibosheth. Here's the audio: