John 1:11 – “He came to that which was His own, But His own did not receive Him.”
Have you ever been rejected in life? The rejection from your parents, or siblings, or co-workers, spouse, or children, etc. might have had an impact on your life. The experience of being rejected must have left a scar in your life and you are reminded of it all the time. Our Saviour Jesus Christ experienced total rejection when He came to the earth. He was despised and rejected by humanity (Isa. 53:3). Jesus suffered rejection all the time. Many people followed Him to see His miracles and get healed, but later they left Him. His disciples deserted Him and ran away as He was being arrested (Mark 14:50). Jesus also felt rejected by God the Father as He was on the cross (Matt. 27:46).
Christ can easily sympathise with you when you are feeling rejected as He was rejected. God could sympathise with Leah because she was rejected by her husband Jacob (Gen. 29:30). Her husband Jacob loved Rachel more. God saw Leah’s misery of rejection and blessed her with children, so that her husband would love her (Gen. 29:32).
Many people may reject you, but be assured that Christ will never leave you nor forsake you. Christ paid a price for you by shedding His blood for you on the cross. We are definitely very valuable to Him. He accepts you with open arms and has engraved you on the palm of His hands. The passage Eph. 1:3-14 helps us to shift our focus to God for acceptance. We are blessed, chosen, loved, predestined, adopted, redeemed, forgiven in Christ, sealed with the Spirit and guaranteed an inheritance if we run to Him alone. Jesus has promised us that to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave them the right to be children of God (John 1:12).