Unconditional surrender. The expression itself conjures up images of defeat and failure. However, what if the One to whom we give unconditional surrender is the Very Best Master of the Universe, One who loves us with an everlasting love? What does unconditional surrender look like then?
I’ve been teaching my four-year-old grandson the meaning of the word “UNCLE!” We wrestle on Grammy’s freshly-made bed, tickling, poking, thumping, and grabbing each other amidst screams and laughter. When I get exhausted, I cry “UNCLE!”, and he knows he’s defeated me.
All of us need to cry not “UNCLE!”, but “FATHER!”, giving in to the God who lovesus. But we sometimes keep wrestling against Him, refusing to surrender.
The Christian life is a constant challenge to unconditionally surrender to the God who loves us and wants the best for us. Surrendered recently?