The Sign We Needed
Published by Deborah Negron M.A.
December 23, 2019
Later, the Lord sent this message to King Ahaz: “Ask the Lord your God for a sign of confirmation, Ahaz. Make it as difficult as you want—as high as heaven or as deep as the place of the dead. ” But the king refused. “No,” he said, “I will not test the Lord like that.” Then Isaiah said, “Listen well, you royal family of David! Isn’t it enough to exhaust human patience? Must you exhaust the patience of my God as well? All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’). By the time this child is old enough to choose what is right and reject what is wrong, he will be eating yogurt and honey. For before the child is that old, the lands of the two kings you fear so much will both be deserted.
Ask for a sign….
The king asked for no sign…
Ask for a sign. God has asked us to ask for a sign in these last days. Ask him to pour out salvation among all people.
Ask him to move on the waters and touch lives and heal as He moved on the waters of the pool at Bethesda.
Gideon asked God for a sign, then another and then another.
The Lord wants to move on our behalf. He longs to set the captive free. He desires to make the lame to walk and the blind to see.
Today, we have a blinded generation. They seek for love in a the wrong places. They want companionship and belonging from those who would destroy them. The moral decay of our time is more than it has ever been in the history of time.
The gender confusion, child exploitation, sexualization of children and the murder of the unborn are just some of these overwhelming evil or our day. People wanting to pervert the minds of children with their profane way of living. The family is being bombarded from every side.
Yet we want God to have mercy on our land, do we not?
We want the Lord to move and change hearts and restore people, families, society’s a whole.
There is already a sign. The Christ child was born.
There is a sign that screams change and hope and peace. There is a whisper so intense, that it calls the rapid heart beat to a state of calmness. It quiets the weary soul.
There is a voice crying in the wilderness, this is the Day of Salvation. Emmanuel has come. Glory to God in the highest the Savior is born.
God with us is the story of Christmas. It is the hope of every woman, man, girl and boy.
It is the sign God gave because we could not ask for the right sign.
God sent his Son. John 3:16
For God so loved the world, the people, the broken, the hurting, the confused, the desperate, the needy, the wealthy, the poor in spirit. He draws the rich and poor the nound and the free.
He says again the words of the scripture found in 2 Chronicles 7;14,
“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. My eyes will be open and my ears attentive to every prayer made in this place.”
The babe in the Manger is the sign we all needed. The man on the Cross is the gift we were given, forgiveness of sin come through none other. Jesus is the Lord and Savior for all.
There is not another that will come. He died and Rose again. He lives to give us newness of life. He restores the brokenhearted and gives hope to the hopeless. He brings life eternal and changes our weeping in to dancing.
He carries us through the tough times and we can rejoice in his goodness. His mercies are new every morning.
Repentance – brings forgiveness
Forgiveness – brings relationship
Relationship – brings hope
Hope – brings purpose
Purpose – brings stability
Stability – brings clarity and perspective
Perspective – brings Peace.
When you know Jesus you have all this and more.
He is the sign you need to change direction and have his presence indwell you.
Jesus is the Sign.
The Answer to every question and the One who gives life meaning.
Merry Christmas, The King Has Come