Friday, December 25, 2015

Thought for the Day 12/25/2015

Glory In Rejection
Jesus life on earth is book-ended by rejection
- Rejection by the Inn Keeper at birth
- Rejection by His own disciples at death

But in rejection there is glory.

His birth while humble was:
- So wonderful....that a single star shined brightly 
- So wonderful...that wise men came from a far
- So wonderful...that the people of this earth to this day are still inspired by that holy night so long ago

His death while burial provides:
- Hope...because of the prophecy fulfilled by His crucifixion
- Hope....because of the victory of His resurrection
- Hope....because of the forgiveness afforded by His sacrifice

Jesus proves to us that there is glory in rejection
-       So take heart...... His suffering was not in vain
-       So take heart ......His body was broken for a purpose
-       So take heart.......His blood was spilled for goodness 

Jesus life was on earth is book- ended by rejection:    Why?

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

For in Jesus where there is rejection there is glory.
Marben Bland