It does not take long to say “Yes” to Jesus but the effect of such a short prayer is long-lasting. In fact, saying “Yes” to God has eternal implications.
We often roll our eyes and scoff nowadays at the Christian who speaks of Jesus as “knocking on the door of our hearts”. He is asking us to let him in. And all it takes is a “Yes”.
Why do we put up our cynical, skeptical defenses to such a scenario? By the work of his Spirit such a thing really happens. Either way, even if it is not literally true, may we not simply pretend to be little children again and let ourselves get lost in the wonder of having tea with so gentle a Savior? Would you deny a child their imagination? God forbid!
He will ask the five-year-old for help with something, even small. And he desires for nothing more than little boys and girls to say “Yes, Lord. I will do what you say.”
And he will respond: “You no longer need call me Lord, for I call you friend.”
This makes us all the more eager to respond, simply: “Yes, Lord.”
Let it be. Let it be.