Summary: We have all experienced rejection, but we do not have to live in rejection for acceptance is available.

John_6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

Many people feel rejected or fear rejection and thus live in dejection. It is true that in life you will face many situations where people will reject you because of your looks, social status or some other human contrived valuation. Indeed, if my childhood and early adulthood taught me anything it was to expect rejection.

Ben Franklin is reported as having said, “I expect the absolute worst and when it does not happen I am pleasantly surprised.” I think that is how I have learned to cope with rejection. I expect it and when it does not happen I am not only pleasantly surprised I am occasionally shocked.

Even though I have achieved some modicum of what the world deems success, I still fully expect to be rejected in any new situation or by new people who come into my life. It does minimize the pain when it happens and I have come to realize that at times it is their own self-evaluations that cause then to devalue me. Knowing that does keep my dejection level at an acceptable place though I sorrow for the lost relationship especially when I know we both could have grown stronger if it had been maintained.

Many people do not come to Jesus for fear of rejection. After all, who are that God would want anything to do with them? King David also asked why God would bother with mankind let alone him. Can not our sins be to bad or the list of sins be too long? Is there not a line that is crossed where there is no turning back?

What are sometimes called the two unpardonable sins of the Old Testament because there was no sacrifice that could be given for murder or adultery were committed by Kind David, He wrote that if the Lord counted iniquities or sins no one can stand in the Judgment. Jesus told Peter to forgive his brother four hundred and ninety times with the implication of that being the daily number or to indicate unlimited forgiveness.

There is a line that can be crossed and that line is death, If you do not come to Jesus for the pardoning of your sins now you will have to face them at the Great White Throne where there is no plea bargain or pardon. So, if you are alive and reading this you have not yet crossed the line. Isaiah wrote that God said even if your sins are scarlet or maybe what we would call flaming red you are to come and reason with Him or discuss it and those sins could be made white as snow. Ever try to get some red stain out of a white garment? Not easy and sometimes there is a faint stain that never comes out. God said He would take all the red out with no stain remaining. No greater offer can ever be made than that.

The Father gave all who will come to Jesus and that is how you know you are one that the Father has given because you come to Christ for forgiveness and salvation. If you believe that Jesus is the Son of God sent to earth to be despised and rejected of men to pay for your sins then God is calling you to kneel at the empty tomb. Many kneel at the Cross and yes, that is where the payment was made, but the proof that His death was accepted by the Father and is valid for us is the empty tomb. Come kneel and ask Jesus, the Redeemer, to forgive you sins making you white as snow and a child of God, Come! He said He would no way cast you out or reject you. Your sins may be so heinous that they would shock and repulse most people, but the One who has seen all men's sins before the foundation of the world and died to pay for them will not turn you away. He will reach down in compassion and embrace you in arms of love for He sees what He has done for you and will do for you. At the moment of salvation you will have a seat in Heaven and the Holy Spirit will seal you and guide you in your journey home giving you an awesome gift that you might use to serve the One who has always loved you and the One you will love because He loved you. Come!! He is willing and ready!

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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