“…Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven.” Luke 11:16
I find it incredibly conceited that the Creation asks the Creator for a sign from heaven, don’t you? I make no claims at all to deity but if I were Jesus I might have said, “come again?” Actually, my response would have been quite harsher than that, which is why I make no claims to deity!
Imagine this scenario. Fast forward forty years. A youngster comes up to Michael Jordan and says, “I’ve heard you were a basketball player fifty years ago. I don’t believe them. Show me a sign that you were one because up until a few minutes ago, I’ve never heard of you.” Do you really think Michael Jordan would have to prove himself when he’s in his 90s and can barely walk?
Well, we have thousands of years of recorded history where God has proven himself over and over and over again. Look at a sunrise or a sunset. Every single one is different. And yet I doubt.
My doubt goes something like this, “God, if you’re real and who you say you are…” That’s almost laughable. The Creation asking the Creator.
And yet, it’s a very real prayer. It may well be where I’m at. Perhaps I need a sign when my entire world is falling apart around me. Maybe I need a sign when the stress is overwhelming and I can’t take it anymore. Perhaps I need a supernatural touch from God that only He can give.
Perhaps, just perhaps, if my prayers were this kind of real I wouldn’t have to pretend that I have it all together.
Now that is an interesting thought.