Mary Said “Yes”

Mary Said “Yes”

Mary is known in the entire world because she said “Yes” when God asked for her cooperation in His plan to redeem mankind.

Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.”

The fact that Mary could have said “No” tells us a lot about God’s love. God asked Mary because He would not force her to cooperate. Mary’s “Yes” also teaches beautiful things about what saying “Yes” will mean.

Mary’s “Yes” lasted for her entire lifetime. Her “Yes” segured her permanent place in redemption’s history. Anyone who says “Yes” to God when He comes to ask that we play our

place in redemption’s story secures their place in that story as well. Even so, saying “Yes” to God is still costly and hard.

When God approaches us asking for our cooperation with His plans, we, too, will have doubts and questions like Mary did. Even so, we will be given the grace to say “Yes” just as Mary did.

When we say “Yes” the adventure and the hardship will begin. Saying “Yes” in a world that says “No” means we will walk against the flow of human history for as long as we are here . We will suffer for having said “Yes” just as and we will live for having said “Yes”.

Jesus said to us in Matthew 5:37 ” But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.”

Mary lived this teaching of Jesus during her entire life and so should we. Let your “Yes” be “Yes” for your entire life here in this world. Nothing less will do.

Say “Yes” and let the adventure begin!

Bud McCord

Abide International

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