“He said, ‘When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.” Mathew 16:2-4 (NIV)
“Jesus said, ‘If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for My sake, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?” Matthew 16:25,26 ( NLT)
Dear Sign of Jonah—
That is Who You are. Jonah was but a picture of Your death and Resurrection! Though his heart was not in the message You were. You are the Message! You saved those who did not know their right hand from their left (Jonah 4:11). You saved because saving souls mattered to You!
May we who know You as Savior, read the signs of these times, and proclaim the only message that has ever ultimately mattered! This is what matters — Your shed blood washing away our many sins. You are the covering over all that matters! And You say all souls are precious and that is the end of the matter. Jesus, You Matter!
In Jesus Name Forever