My posts come from my personal daily scripture readings and a part of my personal accountability. If we are going to grow as followers of Christ, we must be in the Word! If you miss these a few days, something has kept me from it; but if they're gone for too many days, call me on the carpet. We need to hold one another accountable. I follow the readings and journaling from lifejournal.me. Join me on this journey as our lives are to Reflect the Image-and Jesus IS the image. Peace, Carla Sunberg
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, “Why does this generation
seek for a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign will be given to this
(Mark 8:12 NASB)
Jesus physically stood in the very midst of the people of Israel.
Day after day He walked among them. Miracles were performed in almost
every town and city that He visited. The lame were walking, the deaf
could hear, the blind could see, and even the dead were raised to life.
Jesus was preaching the Good News about the Kingdom of God to everyone
who would listen, and yet, there were those who came to Him and asked
Him for a "sign." We can probably relate to Jesus' response. Jesus
signed deeply! Can you just imagine the frustration that Jesus felt.
He probably wanted to cry out, "Hello!!!! Who do you think I am and
what do you think I've been doing?"
And I'm guessing that there are many times today that Jesus is
doing the very same thing from heaven above. Day after day He is
working in this world and transforming peoples' lives and yet, we ask
Him -- "Can you show us something?" And Jesus sighs deeply in His
spirit and wonders what in the world it will take for us to realize that
He is living and active in our world every single day, but just as the
religious leaders of His day couldn't see the signs, if we are not
paying attention, we will miss them as well.
It's time to open our eyes to the work of God in our world. Let's
not frustrate Jesus, instead, let us be one of those who asks Him
whether we can join into the work of His kingdom here on earth. Let us
be a part of His company, and may our actions be a "sign" to the world
around us that Jesus is here now!
Lord, lead me to someone today that needs to see a sign that You are real! Amen.