A very hard concept. It happens everyday. Maybe sometimes more than once a day.
There are many places of rejection – work, school, family, friends, clubs, groups, etc.
There are many types of rejection – you're not good enough, you're not funny enough, you're not serious enough, you're not pretty enough...
You're not enough....
If you're wondering why I'm posting this, it's because I was rejected today. Now, you must realize it really wasn't that big a thing and countless people are rejected for much bigger reasons. I wanted to join a certain group. Today, I got my “rejection notice”. There was no explanation. It was a form letter – or in this case, a form email. So, I considered why I was rejected. They haven't seen me so it wasn't because of what I look like...they did know how old I was so maybe I wasn't young enough. Maybe they didn't like the fact that I'm politically incorrect - the name of my blog ;-). If you quilt, you've heard of the quilt police. Substitute any craft and add police. Substitute anything and add police.
Whatever the reason I was rejected.
No, it's not a serious rejection but it got me to thinking about rejection in general – and specifically.
We'll never be good enough Christians...but what's truly wonderful is that we don't have to be. Christ was rejected. He continues to be rejected. He will be rejected until He returns. But, He doesn't reject us when we come to Him.
And we're not the Jesus police, people. That's not our job.
So, no matter if a certain church has rejected you because of _________(fill in the blank), remember Christ loves you and will not reject you. If someone has rejected you because you're not ________ enough (fill in the blank again), Jesus won't. It's that simple.
Jesus is enough (cue BarlowGirl here)....and so are we.