Thursday, August 18, 2016


“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not,”
Isaiah 53:3 KJV

When Jesus was here on His mission He was rejected many times.  What breaks my heart is knowing that even today He is being rejected by many people.  He has stood at the door of their heart and knocked for many years but they refuse to open the door and let Him come in to their heart.

We read in the Bible.  “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:20).  O how we need to pray for those who have refused to let Him into their heart.  How it must hurt Jesus and break His heart.

I think we sometimes forget that Jesus has feelings.  He rejoices with us when we are happy and He weeps with us when we cry.  “And said, Where have ye laid him?  They said unto him, Lord, come and see.  Jesus wept.  Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him” (John 11:34-36).

We know that Jesus doesn’t play favorites.  He loves all of us with the same unconditional and compassionate love.  So when we are brokenhearted and feel like we can’t give another smile or take another step, He picks us up and carries us until the pain goes away.  What a Saviour, this Jesus of Nazareth!

Heavenly Father, I pray for every person who has not opened the door of their heart to Jesus.  May today be the day they humble themselves, admit they are a sinner and invite Jesus into their heart to be their Saviour.  In Jesus’ Name, I pray.  Amen.  

Joanne Lowe
August 18, 2016

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