Monday, February 13, 2017


The Pharisees Demand a Sign (Mark 8:11-13)

The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him.  And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.”  And he left them, got into the boat again, and went to the other side.

English Standard Version (ESV) Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Sometimes I want to be shown,
when I am as blind as the righteous
who claim to know God
within the laws of their doctrine.
Make the wind change its course,
turn the torrent to drizzle
bathe my flesh in sunlight
when the moon dominates the sky.

Is this true of every generation?
Prove to us,
who You are
so my doubts can disprove the theory.
Feed the hungry with loaves and fish
so I can claim You staged starvation.
Heal the sick and lame before me
so I can praise modern medicine.
Give me Your word on paper
so I can analyze them into fairy tales.

You do not want faith
as a response to miracles.
Belief without love,
a false god is rendered the same respect.
You want my heart
and You wait daily
for me to offer it
to You.

Copyright 2017 - Donald P James Jr 

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