“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 1:20
The incarnation of Jesus is God’s Yes to the world—a bold, magnificent statement that God is among us; the Messiah has come. As broken and sinful people, we so desperately need a savior and redeemer: one who heals us, saves us, calls us, equips us and invites us into God’s Kingdom work in the world. God’s Yes demonstrates His desire to be in relationship with each and every one of us, the people He created.
Michelangelo painted a powerful work on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome called “The Creation of Adam.” God, in all His majesty, created Adam in His image and is reaching out to him with energy and life-giving power. If you look closely, you can see a small space between God’s finger and Adam’s hand. That space contains God’s invitation to relationship and belonging. How will Adam respond?
As we approach Christ’s birth this Christmas—God’s Yes to us—how might you boldly respond with your own Yes and Amen to Jesus? How might you proclaim God’s promises through Christ—God’s Yes—to others?
Pray for the more than two billion people on earth today still waiting to hear the Good News of Jesus. Pray that “the word of the Lord may spread rapidly and be glorified everywhere” (2 Thessalonians 3:1) and that those who hear the Good News would eagerly respond and follow Jesus.