A recent letter from a twenty-nine year old woman was received by an advice columnist. She had grown up in a poor family, and worked very hard during her childhood. She was told that she was a “bad girl.” When she was sixteen, her mother decided she was “too difficult a child” and happily sent her away from home to live with her twenty-one year old boyfriend. The letter was signed, “lost and lonely.” Whatever the reason for the rejection, it is always heart-breaking when children are rejected by their parents. The Psalmist wrote for all who have been rejected and forsaken by parents, “When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.” But that same love is so broad that it is also available to all who feel rejected and broken. If you have recently been rejected and are broken-hearted, remember that the Lord will “take you up” and help fill that void in your life.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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