“People do what matters to them. If you mattered to them, they would have been here.”
I cannot count the many times these words have violated my ears. The feeling that overwhelms me every time is that of rejection. The essence is no one cares and I do not matter.
What a debilitating feeling this can be. Do not believe it. Do not put your trust in feelings.
I am here to tell you that feelings lie.
Because you matter—Jesus says you matter. You matter enough for Him to come and be born a human in order to know what it feels like to be rejected. He came to give you the greatest gift—the gift of salvation.
So, when no one shows up; you matter because He is always with you.
He came to show you how much you mean to him. Let’s study and get to know His indescribable gift this Christmas day. Through this gift
- You will never have to be separated from Him.
- You can trust him to be merciful.
- You can cultivate a growing relationship with God.
- You have the Holy Spirit to empower you to do God’s will (John 14:26)