Scribes and Pharisees Ask for a Sign
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.”
But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.Matthew 12:38-40
These shots were taken during the first day of our recent ‘Interview’ trip. I was aiming to capture the cloud cover we were so thankful for and the sudden desert shower cooling us at an Arizona rest stop. See the water glistening on the front of the pickup? What I didn’t notice at the time was this sign…
WRONG WAY – DO NOT ENTER
When we got home and downloaded the pix – there it was! Very interesting…
Honestly, there have been times when we have asked God for a sign. Make that a billboard, please! But we’ve learned – God doesn’t guide us by signs under the New Covenant. Go to Bible Gateway, search the keywords “a sign” and you’ll see for yourself. Under the Old Covenant Moses and the Prophets were constantly given a sign. Today – Jesus is our sign!
For me, this is a confirmation of some answers we gave during the ‘interview process’ —
“This is a non-denominational church. What denominations have you been affiliated with?”
We have never been allowed to affiliate with a denomination – Jesus IS our denomination.
“What religious philosophy do you adhere to, charismatic, Pentecostal, Word of Faith….or something else?
We have never been allowed to adhere to a “religious philosophy” – religion kills faith. Jesus IS our philosophy.
Jesus has given us access to our Abba Father, literally our Papa or Daddy God. He has made it possible for us to boldly approach the creator of the universe, climb up into His lap, like a little child, and tell him all of our joys and tears; all of our wants and needs. And, in the name of (because of the sacrifice of) God’s beloved only Son, we have life and life abundantly. He has given us His Spirit – to teach us, guide us, direct us, comfort and counsel us every day of our life.
Yes, truly, Jesus is our sign. Thank you Lord for each new day!
But, sometimes I think the sign we are seeking is right there in front of us if we are paying attention. Did you see it? Wrong Way! Do NOT Enter.