Always Yes With God
For Jesus Christ, the Son of God, does not waver between “Yes” and “No.” He is the one whom Silas, Timothy, and I preached to you, and as God’s ultimate “Yes” he always does what he says. For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding“Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory. – 2 Corinthians 1:19-20
You probably remember when we were kids we used to play a game called “Mother May I”. We would ask “Mother, can I take two giant steps?” or “Mother, can I take four scissor steps?”. Whoever was the mother would say “yes you can” and if we remembered to say “mother may I”, we would be able to take the action. If we forgot, we would go back to the beginning. And of course, if you advanced the furthest and touched mother, you were the winner and became the mother.
I just played the game with my grandchildren the other day. It was fun until one forgot “mother may I” and had to return to the beginning. The game ceases to be fun when you don’t hear, “yes.” “Yes you may” is always the expected response if we remember “mother may I”.
Jesus is our ultimate “yes” before the Father. In Him, all things for our good are always “yes.”Along with the Holy Spirit, Jesus and the Father are on our side. After encouraging us that the Holy Spirit intercedes for us, Paul says, “What can we say about such wonderful things as these, ‘If God is for us, whoever can be against us’ certainly not the Father, because He has justified us. Certainly not Jesus for he is sitting at the right hand of the Father interceding for us.
In summary, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are all interceding for us. The entire Godhead is on our side. There is no way we can lose when Jesus is our “yes”, and we are on the right team. Only choosing to be on the other side will place us at risk.