December 12

Written by Bill Grandi on December 12th, 2018

Not a day goes by that I don’t come in contact with people and very often wonder what they think of me after I’ve left. That’s human nature. I don’t want to get caught in the trap of acting to gain someone’s acceptance, but I can’t help but wonder what people think. It is a well-accepted truth that not everyone is going to like me ( a fact I truly don’t understand!) 🙂  Or anyone else for that matter. But in the grand scheme of things, what people think of me and how they treat me does not and should not matter.

No matter how people treat me today, if I’m God’s child (Note: which I am), I’m being loved right now by an ever-present, ever-loving Redeemer.

The Scripture in Isaiah 52 & 53 shows what Jesus would go through to show He loved me and how much. I cannot fathom the ugliness depicted here and Jesus’ willingness  to put up with this to fulfill God’s plan for my salvation. He was willing to be despised; to face rejection; to subject Himself to hatred and violence; and ultimately the worst and greatest rejection of all: the rejection of His Father. Why? So that my sins can be atoned for-forgiven-and I can find my way home to the Father and salvation. What greater gift could there be, especially this time of year?

“Father, what a fantastic and immeasurable gift. A gift “so amazing so divine/demands my soul, my life, my all.” That gift of grace seen in forgiveness. No matter what’s going on in my life, I know I’m loved by You. Thank you for that generous love.”


3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S says:

    It is hard to fathom that Jesus, Son of God, Creator of all, Lord of All, would be willing to subject himself to the suffering, the humiliation, the pain, the torture, the torment, the rejection, and ultimately the separation from God.

    And He did all that for me.
    No doubt a gift beyond measure!

    Thanks for the reminder.

    Ryan S.

  2. Yes, it can be so difficult not to care what others think of us, but the bottom line is to remember who we are in God’s eyes – His children.
    Blessings, Bill!

  3. floyd samons says:

    The perfect sacrifice… and the only One who could pay the price…

    To be rejected by those that He created and loved… So hard to grasp.

    I’ve given up on caring if people like me or not. Life is too short, brother.