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Time to Say Yes

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.  John 3:16 NASB

Photo courtesy of pixabay.When a guy won't stop pursuing you, be harsh and avoid him as much as possible—or not.

That was my “go to” plan during my undergraduate days. I watched as guys gave up on pursuing me, except Ken—Mr. Persistence. All that changed when I received my first and only teddy bear from him as a Valentine’s Day gift. For years, I had watched friends make a big deal about giving gifts to loved ones on the day designated to show love. I couldn’t wait for the day when I would receive a present from the one I loved—particularly a huge, soft teddy bear.

But I didn’t plan on receiving it from the person I despised the most. Though bent on getting rid of Ken, I struggled for several minutes to do so when I realized he had gone the extra mile to get my most-desired present. While many showed love to others who loved them back, he showed love knowing how much I despised him.

My situation was no different from Jesus’. He pursues and shows love to us even when we constantly ignore Him. For many different reasons, we resist Him, knowing He is ready to grant us our most-desired presents that we don't deserve.

I found an awesome friendship in Ken, which I could have lost. Persistence can last only for a period. Don’t ignore the Lord’s offer of eternal life.

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Emmanuella Ellis

Emmanuella Ellis has the desire to reach out to others using the understanding gained through the Scriptures as a tool. She has a passion for writing and pours her creativity in poems, short stories, and drama scripts. She enjoys spending time with and writing stories for children. Emmanuella is currently enrolled in a graduate program at McGill University and learning a great deal about how to spend time with God amid all the stress of academic work. She loves to spend time indoors, reading books or journals and listening to music. Emmanuella is a lover of Christ. She yearns to live each day for Him and urges others along that same path.


  1. Well-written devotional. Great story and application. So glad you and Ken became friends. So glad I became friends with Jesus. I didn't want Him either, but He kept pursuing me. My relationship with Him is now my most precious treasure.