Mark 8:12 - "Why does this generation ask for a miraculous sign? I tell you the truth, no sign will be given to it."
We live in a consumer world. It's all about intake. It's what we want, when we want it, how we want it. Of course, we're sold a stock of goods, but we make the decision to buy. It's consumerism on our terms. And products succeed or fail based on the consumer.
Christiainity is not about consumerism.
We try and try to make it that way. How? Because we want belief and faith on our terms. We demand proof. We want a reason to believe. We say, "God, if you're there, show me!" We think if God doesn't answer our prayers how and when we want, then surely, God must not exist.
Jesus performed so many miracles, or signs. The Gospels are filled with sections of how He healed the blind, lame, and deaf. Again and again He set free demoniacs. These were things that no mere man could accomplish. He revealed truth thorugh parables. He taught the oldest and most learned priests and teachers of the law. He fed thousands with multiplying a few loaves of bread and fish.
And still, religious leaders and people needed, and demanded a sign from heaven.
So, aside from everything else that He did over and over, people wanted a sign - something miraculous to prove that Jesus was who He said He was.
Well, belief doesn't work that way.
Those who asked for a sign wanted their spirituality, their belief on their terms, not God's. That's the epic, high standing skyscraper of pride and selfishness.
Why don't we just take God at His Word? Why don't we realize everything that He does for us on a contant basis? Notice the blessings that He gives daily. Don't continue to seek proof and package it as belief seeking because that is disbelief.
I don't want Christianity to be on my terms, only on Christ's.