It seems to me that this generation is infatuated with seeking signs. I have seen many posts on social media referencing numerology and signs in repetitive numbers. There are a host of television shows centering around mediums who work with people searching for signs – signs that they’re making the right decisions, signs from their deceased loved ones and signs of desired healing.
However, in this Advent season when we wait in great anticipation for the coming Christ, I believe the Spirit of the Lord is saying to us, “What more sign do you need than the incarnate Christ?”
“When Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He yielded up His spirit. At that moment the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split” Matthew 27:50-51 (NIV).
Jesus’ birth, death and resurrection are all the signs we need. Jesus’ death and resurrection have given us complete access to the Father, and we can come boldly before God’s throne in prayer. This means we can enter into the very presence of God, and when we’re in God’s presence, God speaks to us.
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” Hebrews 4:15-16 (NIV).
When we turned our lives over to Christ, God blessed us with His spirit, and the Holy Spirit searches and knows the mind of God. God will speak to us and reveal things to us for direction, enlightenment and edification (1 Corinthians 2:10). God is still speaking. If you can’t hear Him, take time to learn His voice. Maybe you’re not in position to hear God’s voice. There are so many distractions in today’s world, and the devil uses all of them to keep us from focusing on God.
“Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence” 2 Peter 1:2-3.
The season of Advent is about great expectation and anticipation. The world eagerly awaits the coming Messiah. Believers can apply this same expectation and anticipation in our daily walks with Jesus. We can expect God to speak to us, lead us and guide us. We don’t have to search for signs and hidden meanings in numbers or random occurrences. Imagine how grieved God must feel when we seek for signs in idols. God is living and active and waiting to reveal the mysteries to us, and we disregard Him and look for meaning in meaningless things such as times on the clock or license plate numbers. Almighty God is near to us and waiting for us to settle ourselves so we can hear his voice. Don’t put your faith in the universe. Put your faith and trust in the God who created the universe. It is then we will truly experience the joy, peace and love of this Christmas season. When we recognize that God has already given us the greatest sign of His love, His Son.