We get so used to reading signs. Many traffic signs we know what is said without looking at the words because we know the shape of the sign. For example, a stop sign. Do you ever look at the letters or do you just recognize the eight sides and the red paint? We also get quite adept at reading the nonverbal signs of our friends and families. We can tell when they are happy, sad, upset, or angry. We do not even have to ask how they feel, we can see it.
In the Bible, the sign requested of Jesus was demonstrate proof of whom He said He is. Imagine, he has fed thousands of people with a few loaves of bread and fish. He has given sight to the blind, cured the lame, healed the sick, and drove out demons. And He has done this for many people, not just one or two. There is a point where asking for a still greater sign is demonstrating your unbelief. Asking for a still greater sign is demonstrating that you do not want to accept who Jesus is.
Even today, there are people who have told me they prayed to God, but He did not answer them. So now they do not want to believe. I have been told by some that they even did ‘test’ prayers to see if God would listen to them. Really! Who is in control here? Is it you or is it God? We get so caught up in our science and finding explanations for things. But do not tell us how this all started because we really do not want to know.
Can you believe the sign of Jonah? Three days in the belly of the fish. Three days in the belly of the earth. And then the Resurrection. Believe.
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen