are they not here among us?” So they took offense at him. And Jesus said to them, “Prophets are despised only in their own country,
among their relatives, and in their own family.” And he could work no miracles there, but only healed a few sick people,
by laying his hands on them. Jesus himself was astounded at their unbelief. Jesus then went around the villages, teaching.
Rejection, especially by our own relatives and town mates, can be a very painful experience. If a person is not careful,
rejection can lead to depression, which when not treated well, can lead to insanity or suicide. Jesus is also rejected.
Although the people acknowledge his wisdom and power to perform miracles, yet they could not accept him because of his family background.
Their bias and prejudice blind them, so they could not recognize Jesus’ love for them.
But this does not stop Jesus from doing his mission of preaching and healing.
He is determined to follow the will of God in spite of rejections. Jesus says,
“My food is to do the will of him who sent me and complete his work” (John 4:34).
How do I handle rejections in my life?
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