If you have a problem with being rejected, welcome to God’s world! God experienced rejection when Adam and Eve turned their back on Him, and so did some of their children. With the birth of Jesus, God became man, and you would think that God’s proximity to us would grant Him a better reception. Wrong. Even as a human being God was rejected. Jesus was not only rejected, He was executed. However, that’s not the end of the story, as we all know.
God is currently building a house. An expert builder, the house He is constructing is going to be awesome. God knows to start with a good cornerstone. About cornerstones Wikipedia writes:
“The cornerstone is the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation. All other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure. “
God takes a rejected stone, Jesus, and makes Him the cornerstone. Then he continues with people like you and me, people who love Him; they are called “Living Stones”. Every Living Stone contributes to the completion of this extraordinary building.
I’m sure, every Living Stone has experienced rejection in his or in her own right. Remember, rejection is not the end of things, not in God’s world. Rejection makes way for a promising beginning, and this beginning has God’s name written all over it. Here is what started when Jesus got rejected: a new movement that is still rocking the world. According to a 2012 Pew Research Center survey, there are 2.4 billion followers worldwide. If current trends continue Christians will remain the world’s largest religion, and, by 2050, the Christian population is expected to be close to 3 billion.
Numbers aside – God would have gone through with the movement even if only a few had jumped on the bandwagon. He is not interested in numbers; He is interested in people. Each person means the world to Him.
So, what kind of building is God constructing? Our building is called “Nation of Believers”; as believers, we fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. We spread the light. That’s what Jesus is all about and naturally, that’s what His friends and followers are all about. And this is what this building stands for: a shelter for the orphans; a safe haven for the rejected; a place to commune with the Almighty.
Human kindness mirrors God’s kindness. Without kindness, this world would be a very dark place. We are invited to become part of the kindness movement. God started it, and He is not finished yet. To this day He is adding Living Stones to His wonderful building. The more Living Stones He adds the more kindness He spreads.