So many happy stories end in, “She said yes!”
A shy boy shows up at the front door with a cake box. On the cake it reads, “Prom?”
An elaborate marriage proposal, planned for months, and pulled off to perfection.
Mothers, girlfriends, and sisters breathing a sigh of relief at the wedding dress shop that the hunt is finally over.
I had a chance to watch three little girls experience the pure joy of “she said yes.” They were plotting and planning a sleepover, hopeful and giddy. The third girl hadn’t asked her mother yet. She ventured over to her Mom, asked the question, then began to shriek, “SHE SAID YES!!! SHE SAID YES!!!” I was so excited, I almost started to pack my sleepover bag myself.
You know what’s ever better than when the girl, the dress, and the Mom all end up in “yes?”
When God says, “YES.”
2 Corinthians 1:20-22 The Message (MSG)
20-22 Whatever God has promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus. In him, this is what we preach and pray, the great Amen, God’s Yes and our Yes together, gloriously evident.
God affirms us, making us a sure thing in Christ, putting his Yes within us. By his Spirit he has stamped us with his eternal pledge—a sure beginning of what he is destined to complete.
This scripture hinges on God’s promises:
*There is nothing that can separate you from his love.
*You are fearfully and wonderfully made
*God has a plan to prosper you, and not harm you.
*God wants to give you a future with hope.
*God loved you so much, he sent his only son to die so that you might live.
*When you sincerely repent, he will forgive you, and wash you clean of your sins.
These promises are rock solid, stamped by Jesus’ YES, and are the affirmation of his eternal pledge to you. He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it. All he asks is that you believe he is who he says he is, and receive his grace. God’s yes and our yes, together.
What is God asking you today?
Crescent Moon by Michele Robertson.