Have you ever considered how Jesus felt when we refused to accept Him? He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him -John 1:10-11. Can you imagine how hurt He was when one of his friends betrayed Him and another refused even to acknowledge Him? A servant girl saw him seated there in the firelight. She looked closely at him and said, “This man was with him.” But he denied it. “Woman, I don’t know him,” he said. -Luke 22:56-57. Can you relate? Have you been there?

 Jesus is the perfect example of how we should handle rejection from others. He did not avoid or run from others, nor did He protect His feelings. He continued to love, reach out, touch, and restore relationships with those who rejected Him. He stood firm and through His death and resurrection, many accepted the Truth.