“I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me as you have said.” (Luke 1:38)
So God came to a teenage girl and asked her to do what was unimaginable. And low and behold, she said, “Yes!” From that moment on, everything about her life was totally out of her control. She placed herself completely in God’s hands. And in the days and years that followed, that pattern would continually repeat itself; Mary’s big yes to God, would be followed by a million other yeses. Each and every day she would be asked to surrender and to trust.
That’s the way life with God works. He comes to us, asks for our yes, and then the rest of our lives is simply a matter of trust and surrender. We do not get to dictate or control what our yes means. We do not get to determine the terms and conditions of our yes. Yes simply means yes. We are his servants, not he ours.
So listen carefully. God is asking for a yes from you and me as well. What will our answer be?
O Lord, give me the strength and the grace and the courage to say yes to you today, whatever you may be asking. Amen.