God’s Amazing Yes
(By Gregg Bunn, The Upper Room)
Every day I stand in need of God’s amazing yes. God does not look at me and say, “Well, you certainly messed up. You aren’t the kind of Christian,” or the kind of employee, the kind of student, the kind of parent “that I expected.” God is not indecisive about whether I am worthy of love. On the contrary, even in spite of my sinfulness, God say yes to my worth.
To fallen and sinful people, God continually says yes. God says yes to people that I have not met. We might shy away from a homeless person or a starving man in Haiti or a woman dying of AIDS in Uganda or a child who rummages through a landfill searching for clothes. But to all of these and all of us, God says yes. All of us are created in God’s image; each one of us is valued and cherished.
By receiving God’s yes in Jesus Christ, I am able to say yes to others and to myself. In the dark moments of life when I feel like damaged goods; when I feel I am no longer meeting my or God’s standards and expectations; when I feel lost, lonely, or rejected I know without a doubt that God’s unwavering word to me is yes. And it is the only answer.
Thought for the day: Where do you hear God’s amazing yes in your life?
Prayer: Good and gracious God, thank you for your amazing yes! Amen.
Prayer Focus: Those who feel not good enough.
(Taken from the Upper Room by permission)
February 5, 2013