Rejection. It’s something we all experience at some point. Whether it’s rejection by a teacher, a family member, a significant other, a friend, a college, or a possible employer, rejection happens.
And when it does, it can range from a mild inconvenience to emotional and financial devastation.
Rejection is not new. You’d think that we’d be complete pros at it by now–but that’s not so. Rejection can damage our self-worth and ruin our lives if we let it.
Being a Jesus follower means dealing with rejection, as Jesus did. Even in rejection, God is there. We have a God who knows what rejection feels like, who lived through the ultimate rejection.
We will experience rejection, but Jesus is the “stone which the builders rejected” and he “has become the cornerstone” (Acts 4:11). With Jesus, the God of rejection and resurrection as our foundation, we too are resurrected after rejection. We have hope in Jesus Christ.
The message is adapted from “Faith reflection: What the Bible says about rejection” by Becca Ehrlich in the August 2019 issue of Café.
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