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For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10, NLT.  The value of something is the price you are willing to pay for it. In the case of Impressionist art, an anonymous bidder at an NYC auction last year was willing to pay 110.7 million dollars for Claude Monet’s ‘Meules’ painting. 110.7 million dollars. If Monet only knew the impact his paintings would have in the 21st century. You may think the talent you possess is insignificant. Maybe you are hesitant to…

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Isaiah 53:3, Holy Bible, King James Version) What do you think of when you hear the word rejected? In these electronic days, rejection is most often linked to a debit or credit card transaction that did not process. Other rejections are associated with credit applications. No matter the reasons, financial rejection is embarrassing. Personal rejection―when one person rejects another―is the worst level of non-acceptance. Whether from bigotry, social…

How often have you said, “I just wish someone understood me?” This verse reminds us once again that God really does understand what we are going through. Jesus is no stranger to pain and suffering. “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not” (Isaiah 53:3 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible). Prayer: Lord Jesus, when I think of the rejection and agony You experienced on the cross, all of my difficulties fade…