Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rejection and Hope

On December 1, 2012, I posted this blog about a boy very precious to me who had made the decision to leave the streets and return to his family.  Recently, some issues have come up in his life and tomorrow I have to be a part of a conversation informing him that his father no longer wants him.

My heart is breaking.  But there is hope.

On this Palm Sunday I know that my God is bigger than any rejection this precious boy can experience in his life.  My God who gave up His only Son did so, so that this precious boy could know his Heavenly Father.....a Father who loves him unconditionally and will never reject him.  There is hope.  If anyone knows how to comfort one who is experiencing rejection, it is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who experienced the ultimate rejection as He was crucified.  There is hope.

As we move into this week of celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, I celebrate that this precious boy is in my life and that because of the sacrifice of our Lord, I am here in Mozambique to love him through this difficult time.  I celebrate that there is hope for his life.