“To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”–Eph. 1:6
Rejection is a terrible feeling. It might be a kid with his cap in his hand and a tear in his eye because neither side chose him to be on their team, or the boy who didn’t make the cut on the school team, or the girl who had no date for the prom, or the spouse who is being divorced. But much worst is the thought of being rejected by God. It is a fearful thing to hear that we are condemned by the Lord and will be banished from His presence forever. But it is glory unspeakable to be assured that He will accept us.
When we think about our sinfulness and God’s holiness it leaves us with a feeling of utter hopelessness. And there would be no help for our situation were it not for the grace of God that provides a gate to God. That’s why it is with great gladness that we hear the gospel of Christ– the good news that God will receive all who receive His Son and we who are alienated from God are accepted by God.
Think about that. Although we are without any goodness, guilty in every way, Christ has made it possible for us to be forgiven, accepted, and reconcilied to God. And it is entirely due to grace rather than goodness and mercy rather than merit. It is because of what Christ has done rather than what we do. Being so blessed with such a precious privilege we have no cause for complaint, regardless of circumstances. Assured of acceptance we have reason to rejoice with joy unspeakable, peace that passeth all understanding, and a hope that is steadfast and sure. Why would you reject Christ when God is ready to receive you? Words cannot describe the blessedness of being received by God. There is nothing that can compare to being a child of God. Let us thank Him for His unspeakable gift.–HDS
Lakeway Baptist Church
5801 FM 1960 E
Humble, TX. 77346