Sunday, July 1, 2012

Despised, Lonely, and Rejected

Although she is in the center of the room with a glowing smile, she is lonely.  She is filled with people who cherish her but she doesn’t feel loved.  Love is just a fairytale; it doesn’t exist in real life.  Besides her parents who really care if she exists.  What purpose does life really have?  Life is filled with errands, appointments, and events but her heart is empty.  In fact it’s so empty; she feels invisible.

Emptiness has grasped the core of her life; it’s hard to find purpose in a world of chaos.  Scars reveal a heart once filled with hope of acceptance, understanding, and healing.  Yet, her heart is screaming for love.  It’s not romantic love but a love of belonging.  Inside her heart, she desires to belong to someone who really cares; not just lip service or to get something from her.  Maybe it’s all wishful thinking but can love be a reality?

     She has no name but her feelings are shared with millions of men, woman, and children who are searching for the truth.  As the body of Christ, we hold the message of truth-Jesus Christ who heals the broken-hearted.  When the spirit of a life is broken; it can only be healed with truth-loving truth.  Sadly we have neglected the heart of the invisible because we don’t want to deal with stains.  So instead of loving people, we have allowed loneliness to become there best friend.  Loneliness covers the scars of what’s lurking underneath the desire to be loved and whole. 

     No matter what house you enter or what street you walk upon pain doesn’t avoid anyone.  A sinful world will scar the innocent and the guilty but the cure is Jesus Christ.  The bondage of the sin doesn’t have to ruin the life of the innocent; healing can be found.  Guilt doesn’t have to hold the captive; freedom can be found at the cross. 

     As He walked upon this earth, He was misunderstood and despised.  Oppression and affliction didn’t escape His path, He walked it silently.  On the streets of His hometown, rejected by those who didn’t acknowledge the good He did.  Sorrow and pain were not unfamiliar; He carried the weight of it.  Yet, He was pierced and crushed for our iniquities.  Although He suffered punishment for no crime; He brought peace.  As the painful wounds tore his flesh, He brought healing.

Isaiah 53:4-7~Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.  But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.  We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.  He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he didn’t open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

     Do you desire a friend who sticks closer than a brother, He understands the loneliness.  He doesn’t ignore the cries of broken; He comes with healing in His hands.  He isn’t afraid of the darkness of your life; He is the light.  If you feel alone or unlovable, may I introduce you to someone who thinks the world of you, his name is Jesus.