As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been “Yes and No.” For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not “Yes and No”; but in him it is always “Yes.” For in him every one of God’s promises is a “Yes.” For this reason it is through him that we say the “Amen,” to the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 1:18-20
Something my pastor said yesterday in his sermon has stayed with me through today.
Because of the way the world works, because of all the NO's we hear from the time we're tiny tots...how difficult it is for us to trust in Christ's YES to us. We stand cringing, our lips quivering, waiting for the accusatory finger and the angry voice...but instead we hear a YES.