In Mark chapter 8, there are a couple verses that tell of Pharisees coming to Jesus and questioning Him. And it says that to test Him they were asking for a sign from heaven. In other words, they were saying do something amazing and miraculous right now and prove to us that You are the Son of God.
And in Mark 8:12 it says: “He sighed deeply and said, ‘Why does this generation ask for a miraculous sign? I tell you the truth, no sign will be given to it.’” The crazy thing is, Jesus had been doing amazing signs and wonders all around them, but apparently these Pharisees failed to see any of them.
If they would have just opened their eyes, they would have seen that He indeed was the Son of God. I honestly believe that even if He had shown them a sign, they would have found some excuse to not believe. Their hearts were hardened and they weren’t willing to accept the truth that was right in front of them.
How often do we fail to see the miracles of Jesus in our own life because of hardened hearts? It’s so easy to allow the cynicism of our world to cause us to lose sight of the Lord and to allow our hearts to be hardened. But if we don’t ask the Lord to soften our hearts, then—like the Pharisees—we’ll fail to see all the wonderful and amazing signs that Jesus is doing all around us.
I think the key for our generation today is that we need to stop seeking signs and miracles and simply seek Jesus. Jesus is our sign, He is our miracle, and we will see the miraculous as we seek Him. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever and His miracles are happening all around us.
Lord, help us to seek you, to seek Your will and way for our lives. And help us to have eyes to see the amazing miracles that You are doing in our world!