Matthew 27:46 (ESV)
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Rejection, simply defined, is the sense of being unwanted or unloved. Usually, this stems from some form of broken relationship or merely a failure to show love and acceptance. It may start from the womb, childhood, adult life, marriage, and even old age. Rejection brings deep wounds in our souls and negatively affects our thinking and relationships. God has provided healing for the wound of rejection.
For the first time in the history of the universe, the Son of God called out to His Father and received no response. So fully was Jesus identified with man’s iniquity that the uncompromising holiness of God caused Him to reject even His own Son. In this way, Jesus endured rejection in its most agonizing form. Almost immediately after that, He died, not of the wounds of crucifixion, but probably of a heart broken by rejection.
Matt 27:51 “And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom”.
Almost immediately, as soon as Jesus died, the thick veil, in the temple, that forbade a sinful man from entering God’s presence, was torn in two. The blood of the sinless Lamb of God was shed! The way had been made!
Ephesians 1:6 “...He has made us accepted in the Beloved”.
Jesus was rejected so that we, unworthy sinners, can have the acceptance of God. To all those who are in the Beloved Son of God, He extends His acceptance.
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