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25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home. (John 19:25-27)

A quote by Hudson Taylor is one of my favorites. He says, “Let us give up our work, our thought, our plans, ourselves, our lives, our loved ones, our influence, our all right into His hands and then, when we have given all over to Him, there will be nothing left for us to be troubled about or to make trouble about.”

I believe Hudson Taylor is making the point that, as followers of Jesus, we need to learn how to say “Yes” to our Heavenly Father without worry or negotiation. We often see God as the procurer of joy in our life. We want Him to be at our “beck and call,” to serve us, rather than for us to serve Him.

How do we change that? How do we come to the place where we are responsible and obedient to God without condition?

John set a wonderful example of this right before Jesus died. As Jesus was hanging on the cross, John was standing nearby with Mary, Jesus’ mother. Not long before He breathed His final breath, Jesus asked John to take care of His mother from then on. (John 19:26-27) There was no negotiating between John and Jesus. John didn’t ask for time to pray about it or think about it. He just said “Yes” and obeyed his Lord. From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

How different would your life be if you lived with this mentality? Has God been asking you to do something, but you’ve been reluctant to say “Yes?” If so, I would encourage you to be bold in your faith and to trust your Heavenly Father to lead you down a straight path. (Proverbs 3:5-6) You will never be led astray if you choose to follow Him.


  1. Kelly on March 26, 2021 at 4:13 am

    I trust my God with everything…. sometimes I have to remind myself to breath and continue to let go

  2. Michael Griffin on March 26, 2021 at 8:23 am

    I have to remember that when I give it to God, I need to get out of the way so that He can handle the situation!!

  3. Robert schmieding on March 26, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Having been in the concrete business for 40 years. I’m getting close to retirement but I’m struggling with my next step, what is God calling me to do. I need to put all of myust in Jesus.

  4. Delinda Carano on March 26, 2021 at 10:41 am

    Learning to say ”yes” isn’t easy for me. This passage came when I needed to open my eyes to say it. . It isn’t ”MY” will be done all the time!

  5. James W Howell on March 26, 2021 at 11:38 am

    I , like many have to learn to obey the LORD and Trust him completely. Sometimes I get in the way of God’s Will. PRAISE JESUS !

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