Posts Tagged ‘rejection’



   Posted by: pastordiehl    in Uncategorized

A couple of years ago I married a young couple who were expecting a baby. They were both pretty young and naive. When we began planning for the wedding ceremony, I asked about the bride’s parents and was informed they would not be attending the wedding, although they only lived less than ten miles away. It seems that when her father found out she was expecting a baby, he kicked her out of the house and told her never to return.

So, here was a teenage girl who was thrust by her parents into the arms of the guy they did not want her to marry. Doesn’t make sense, does it? I wonder if that caused a little stress between her mother and father, or if they were in agreement.  I wonder if they would change their minds later after their grandchild was born. I wonder if the daughter would give her parents the time of day when (and if) they tried to make amends. I wonder if the grandchild would be any wiser than the grandfather. I wonder…

I understand that the father was embarrassed by the teenager’s poor choices, but what the daughter needed at that time was someone who could guide her to Christ in her trouble, not someone who was driving her away.

How would you advise this young lady who had been disowned by her father?

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   Posted by: pastordiehl    in Uncategorized

Joan Turner is a mother who resides in Middleton, Rhode Island. She says, “I was at the beach with my children when my four-year old son ran up to me, grabbed my hand, and led me to the shore, where a sea gull lay dead in the sand.

“Mommy, what happened to him?” the little boy asked.

“He died and went to heaven,” I replied.

My son thought a moment and then said, “And God threw him back down?”

There are times when people’s answers aren’t enough. When we’re confused about life’s twists and turns, we are sometimes tempted to turn our back on God or question His promises. But please understand that God will never throw you back down. He loves you no matter what. Embrace that promise and ride out the storm.

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