2 Corinthians 1.19 proclaims, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, does not waver between “Yes” and “No.” He is….God’s ultimate “Yes,” He always does what He says.
Don’t we all want a God Who is the ultimate ‘Yes?’ That’s actually our problem with God, He doesn’t always say ‘yes’ to us. How many of our prayers have not been answered the way we wanted?
Of course, what we fail to acknowledge, is that when we demand God be our ultimate ‘yes’ He is no longer God but we have become god – at least in our own minds.
To get God back for not responding to us the way we demand we ignore Him, we say He doesn’t exist, and we make fun of those who choose to cling tenaciously to the One Who acts as though He is God and can do whatever He pleases.
We have never really left our first sin or the motive for humanities original rebellion against God: we want to be god and we want no other. If Jesus is the ultimate ‘Yes’ what exactly is God saying ‘yes’ to?
Jesus is God’s ultimate ‘Yes’ to us! God should be offended by our behavior. God should want revenge against all of our rebellion.
While we are stuck thinking we are so good God is holy, perfect and pure whose very nature demands the same from all who will approach Him. We are not holy, perfect or pure. Not even a little bit.
So God’s default disposition toward us should be ‘No.’ No, we cannot live forever like He does; No we cannot receive His love; No He will not demonstrate mercy, compassion or kindness toward us. NO, NO, NO should be His response toward us but it is NOT.
In Jesus, God gives us the ultimate YES. Yes, I love you; Yes, I will adopt you as children so you can live with me in peace and love forever; Yes, I will pardon you; Yes, I will give you bodies that will last forever in wholeness and health. YES, YES and YES is God’s love toward us so aptly demonstrated when He lived among us as one of us through Jesus the Son of God and Savior of the world.
God’s ‘yes’ is to us as human beings who are broken but to whom He is now willing to accept forever as children. God’s ‘yes’ is not to whatever we want but to what we really need; life, love and restoration to God and the rest of humanity.
As long as we measure God by what we want He will fall short and will appear mean and uncaring. When we measure God by what we need, by looking at Jesus, we will find God to be everything we have ever wanted and even more.
Jesus truly is God’s ultimate ‘Yes.’