It seems to me that where we get hung up in saying “Yes” to God’s call is where Jonah got hung up (Jonah 3:1-5, 10). We confuse what God calls us to do… in Jonah’s case, go to Nineveh… with simply who it is who calls us. The disciple’s immediate decision to follow Jesus is our best example (Mark 1:14-20). They had no idea what they were signing up to do, but they trusted the One who called them from the seashore. They said “Yes” to the person and never gave a thought to what our Lord would ask them to do, much less become.
So it is with us. Our best response to God’s call on our lives is to remember who it is who is calling. Whether it be to say a soulful “Yes” to being a follower of Jesus or to serve in some capacity in this congregation or our community, we are wise to remember the One who calls us is none other than the very One who hung the stars in the skies and holds our lives in his loving hands.
- Deacon Robert
“Do not distrust the Providence of God.
He who made your corn to grow will
assuredly help to gather it in.”
- The Cure D’Ars