“The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the signs I have performed among them?” Numbers 14:11
“God, show us a sign so that we might believe!”
Are the miracles of creation and the events documented in the Bible enough to believe in or would you need to physically see His power and might to truly believe?
- “The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”” John 2:18
Today, many are skeptical and untrusting based on our experiences and understandably so. This person and that person has deceived us in various ways. Advertising has deceived us promising one thing and then delivering another. The news continues to show us people of deception and true evil. Movies portray characters who deceive. It’s any wonder why we don’t trust something until we can see proof with our own eyes. As far as we’re concerned, it’s a deception until proved true.
- “The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven. He sighed deeply and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it.” Mark 8:11-12
The Lord God has given many signs of His superiority, His power, His love, His forgiveness. One of the most loving thing He did is made sure that there were 1,000’s of years of documented proof in the Bible so that generations would know of the true miraculous stories confirming who He was. The problem we come to see is that God did so many signs in the Bible trying to prove over and over again to His people of His attributes, but no matter how many miraculous signs He did, they still would not believe and rebelled. So, the answer to knowing and believing God is not being a witness to His miracles, because our human nature would question and rebel against it later anyway. The key is to read His accounts in His Word and believe that it is true.
The greatest miracle has already been done in your life… God came to this earth as a lowly man to be crucified for your sins and was raised again to heaven so that you might follow Him one day. What a miracle that is! Death has been defeated. If you have given your life to Christ, you will never die… It may appear to as the physical body fails, but the spirit goes to live on fully alive and fully aware in Christ. What a miracle that truly is!
- “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”” John 11:25-27
Thank you, Lord, for defeating death… the best miracle ever! And thank you that you call us out of death to join you in life. We give you praise for who you are and what you have done. In Jesus Name. Amen.