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
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Looking for a Sign
The Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and testing Jesus, they asked Him to show them a sign from heaven.
(Matthew 16:1 NASB)
But He replied to them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’
(Matthew 16:2 NASB)
“And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?
(Matthew 16:3 NASB)
The Pharisees and the Sadducees were well educated and they
certainly knew the teachings of the Prophets. From childhood they had
been taught the signs of the coming Messiah. Now, suddenly, the Messiah
stood before them and they simply refused to believe the Truth.
Instead they kept pushing Him for signs and wonders. Finally Jesus
reminded them that they were willing to fall back on their education and
experience to predict the weather, and yet, they were unwilling to do
the same thing in regard to Him. It didn't make sense, and they knew
it. They were simply too stubborn to believe that Jesus was the
fulfillment of the prophesies.
What sign are we looking for? Let's be honest, there are times
when we, too, don't want to believe what is written in the word, but
rather, want some kind of miraculous sign. In our daily lives we are
willing to accept the roadsigns and markers which lead us on our way,
and yet, when it comes to our faith, we don't want to accept the
obvious, but rather, want Jesus to jump in and do something miraculous.
We need to open our eyes and realize that He really is doing something
miraculous each and every single day, if only we'd pay attention.
However, too often our hearts and minds are overly cluttered with the
junk of life and we can't see or understand the simply reality of the
It's time for us to have very simple faith. You can read the signs.
Believe what you have learned, trust in Him and allow Him to use you to
change the world. It's really that "simple."
Lord, please help me to see You today in the simple things of life. Amen.