Political signs are everywhere. While traveling you see signs proclaiming the merits of this candidate or another. Catchy slogans and colors are on these political signs that mar our landscape.
God signs are everywhere. When you look around at the clouds, the sky, trees, grass and especially people, then you see God’s handiwork proclaiming His majesty.
The Jewish leaders of Jesus day were obsessed with signs. They desperately wanted to know more about God and to validate that He was authentic. Thus they asked Jesus to show them a sign in Matthew 12:38-42 to prove that He was the Messiah. Jesus’ response was that just as Jonah was a sign to the people of Nineveh, so He and the cross would be a sign of repentance and salvation. Jesus gave a second illustration regarding signs when he reminded the leaders about the queen from Africa who came to Solomon to gleam from his wisdom. Jesus said “something greater than Solomon is here!” Matthew 12:42. He was the sign they were looking for. Jesus is who we all are looking for!
What sign are you looking for?
- If you are looking for something to fill the hole in your heart, look no farther. Jesus brings His grace, forgiveness, and love to our lives as we place our faith in Him. His cross is your sign.
- If you are looking for security look no farther. Jesus cares for the birds of the air and the flowers in the field. Jesus will never leave or forsake you. He even provides daily bread. His presence in your heart is your sign.
- If you are looking for direction then look to Jesus. He said “I am the way, the truth and the life.” Jesus will guide you in your daily walk. His WORD, is your sign.
The list is endless but Jesus’ love is infinite even more so. He is our hope, our salvation and it is in Him that we place our trust, our lives, and our eternity. Jesus is the sign of the ages.
Perhaps Jesus wants to use you to be a signal to someone else. The words you say, the attitude you exhibit, the service you give all may help point someone to Christ.
Be intentional about your walk with Christ. He was intentional about His death and grace given freely to all mankind.