He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Isaiah 53:3The new social media world has created yet another disheartening problem. Besides overconsumption of free time spent on computers and other devices, the hurt of realizing a friend has rejected you by unfriending you or won't accept your friend request. I hate that word unfriend. Would Jesus unfriend people? Why do good people turn on us or want us to leave them alone?Speaking of being rejected, Jesus was insulted, rejected, betrayed, talked about behind His back yet He still loved and forgave. Aren't we to be emulating Him and do likewise? I can not even imagine the type of pain and rejection He went through. His emotions were like ours. Everyone likes to be loved and included. He is no exception.
Are you rejecting Jesus today? You say you attend church. That is not the question. Do you truly adore Jesus and give Him time each day or is a few minutes on Sunday enough? What if friends treated you like that and avoided you? It would hurt wouldn't it? Why not make it a point to give Jesus time with you daily by praying and reading the Bible.PRAYER: I am sorry Lord for the times you have wanted to spend time with me each day and I ran out of the house with barely a thought of the kingdom of God. Forgive me. Help me say no to distractions that keep me from quality time daily with you. In Jesus' name. Amen.