Where would we be without signs? Well and truly lost , that’s where. Think about it. Signs show us where to eat, drink, relieve ourselves, buy clothes, get a massage, get cured, get wasted, park, sit, rest, drop rubbish …everything.
Signs come in all shapes, sizes, languages and symbols. It has even been claimed there were signs from god, and some of these have been “interesting” to say the least. For example:
“Isn’t it strange how most people think I’m white— God
Although I suspect that one came from a clever marketing guy.
The bible provides a smorgasbord of signs and visions meant to inspire and save. Why wouldn’t an all powerful, all knowing, all seeing and all-everything, just talk?
Back to signs however.
Moses saw a burning bush and according to the writings didn’t think anything of it except that, yep, that’s god’s voice and the burning bush is just the big guys way of presenting.
Ezekiel had a beauty, he saw what appeared to be four living creatures their appearance was: the likeness of a man. Each one had four faces, and each one had four wings. Their legs were straight, soles of their feet were like the soles of calves feet. And so it went.
Hands of God have been seen in the sky as well as a flying cross. Then there were strange trumpet sounds over the US, Canada and Australia and Virgin Mary showing herself to a couple of kids.
Even Gandhi got into it: “It is also a warning. It is a warning that, if nobody reads the writing on the wall, man will be reduced to the state of the beast, whom he is shaming by his manners.”
As far as signs from god are concerned I’d much rather a sign showing me a good, clean rest room when I’m in need of one. When the creator decides it is time to communicate with me he will not be using third parties, burning bushes or weird shapes in the sky. HE will communicate with me directly.
For now dear reader, a sign from me to you: