One of the great promises in the Bible that speaks so clearly to me comes from John 6:37, where Jesus said, “All that the Father gives to me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.” It says to me that no matter the condition of my human weakness, no matter the human flaws that compete against me, He will not turn me away, He will not reject me; instead, He welcomes me with tender, loving, and open arms.
No doubt, everyone can identify with rejection and the hurt that comes with it. My experience and the lessons learned stems from having to grow up being rejected by family. You see, I was adopted into a family as an infant, and outside of my adopted father and mother’s circle of love, the rest of the family rejected me because I was from the outside, I was not a blood relative. I carried that hurt, the resentment, and yes, the bitterness within me for a long time until one day, a peace came over me, and the Spirit spoke to my heart with these words that came to mind, “You are now of My blood and an eternal member of My heavenly family.” Hallelujah!
The promise of acceptance, given by Jesus, applies to all who, by faith, choose to follow Him. We know the world is full of disappointments, we know it is littered with broken promises, and we have all seen various forms of rejection, but Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life,” and “the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out” (John 6:37; 14:6). Therefore, if you do not know Jesus as your Savior and Lord, now is the time to commit your life to Christ and experience life like never before as an accepted child of God. Now is the time for your salvation for Scripture teaches us, “the kingdom of God is at hand” (Mark 1:15).
How can I do so? Great question. Seek out a Christian friend or go to a local Bible-believing Bible-preaching church and tell your friend or someone at the church that you want to follow Jesus as your Savior and Lord. That Christian brother or sister will gladly guide you in the next steps, and when you commit your life to Jesus Christ, please let us know here at A Faithful Sower so we can rejoice with and pray for you.