“No Sign…Except the Sign of Jonah”
Give us the kind of faith, O God, that does not ask for any proofs or signs that Jesus is who Jesus is beyond the great sign that has already been given, namely, his resurrection from the dead.
Thank you that we can and do experience Jesus’ constant presence with us when we know him in and through his resurrection.
Give us a foundational trust in the only sign that we need and in the only Savior that we need.
“The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test Jesus they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. He answered them, ‘When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.’ Then he left them and went away.” (Matthew 16:1-4)