Monday, July 18, 2016

Walking Signs of God's Love!

"No sign will be given it but that of the prophet Jonah." Matthew 12:39

Most of us are intrigued by signs, coincidences, serendipitous events. Some ask for signs from God, like a red rose or a rainbow. The Pharisees asked Jesus, "Teacher, we want to see You work some signs." They were not aware that Jesus Himself was the sign. The Jews had been waiting for the Messiah for hundreds of years, why did they not recognize Him? Why do they still not acknowledge Him?

If we really want to know God, we need only to read the Bible. "Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life; and they are they which testify of me…” (John 5:39) Many atheists and agnostics have become believers when confronted with mathematical proof that the prophecies in the Old Testament could only point to one man, Jesus Christ. The odds of one man fulfilling just 8 of the 300+ prophecies is 1 in 10 to the 17th power. Completely mind boggling, absurd and impossible. But one man's life fulfilled all the 300+ prophecies in the Old Testament!  No wonder Jesus said He wouldn't give them any more signs! There were more than enough signs. And there would be one more mind boggling sign when, like Jonah, He would be entombed for three days to live again.

We too could be a sign. We can be walking signs of God's love, grace, forgiveness, and peace. Just yesterday I heard an amazing sharing of how one woman with no special talent except that of a listening ear and a willing shoulder to cry on, was able to help save a marriage and bring new life to people who desperately needed to hear about how God can do the impossible. Lord, may I be a sign that You are real and willing to intervene in our lives. May I be sensitive to opportunities around me to bring Your message of love and forgiveness to a world full of pain and confusion. 

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