Did you ever notice how difficult it is to Yield? The stronger our will, the more difficult it becomes, I believe. When you come to one of those little triangular signs along the highway, do you ever just plow ahead without looking back to your left (usually the left) and think, "Oh, I can beat whatever is coming"?
I think the first time I ever came across the word was in the song, "Yield Not to Temptation", and then later when I was reading stories about Robin Hood, where he was fighting with a sword or with a cudgel, and had the other fellow down, he would say, "Yield, you varlet!" Of course, he meant for the fellow to give up, to cede victory and to just generally quit fighting before he had to kill him.
In the days of the old west, you were considered a "yellow-belly coward" if you didn't "draw" your six-shooter when challenged.
We usually find temptation is the easiest thing to yield to, don't we? It is the easiest path to take and causes the most pain to us and to others.
Like over two billion other people this morning, in the early hours, I watched a young woman marry the future king of England and wondered to how much she would have to yield in order to live the life ahead of her. I do not envy her, do you?
As humans, we have a strong sense of self and a lot of will-not within us. We find it difficult to yield, but discover that in order to live peaceably among others, we have to learn to yield sometimes. And of course, to become a Christian means that we must willingly yield our will and our lives to Christ. That is the sweetest yielding of all.
Speaking of the color yellow, one could not miss the Queen of England this morning. Her yellow attire stood out like the single candle on a birthday cake, did it not? I can not wear yellow because of my olive complexion, but she certainly looked smashing in it, did she not?
Well, that is about it for today. One more day of the A to Z Challenge, and although I didn't get around to a lot of other blogs, I intend to eventually get around to them, a few at a time, when I am not so pushed for time. This has been so much fun! Thanks to all of you who have been so faithful to come and see me.
This is Blabbin' Grammy, signing off for today. Much love to each of you, my friends and family. Bye for now. More later.