Gospel of Mark 8:11-13
The same questions come up over and over again; the Pharisees ask Jesus for a sign from heaven to show that he is the Son of God. We hear the same thing today, “Let Jesus reveal himself and then we shall believe,” or some such statement.
Paul tells us that God has given us enough proof of his existence that we should not need to be told directly by Jesus or God that he exists.
The Christian God is a God of faith: we look at the world and see that the evidence for God is plentiful and we decide to believe. Once we make the decision to believe all else falls into place.
Those who want God to reveal himself are like children who demand everything be done their way. We have to accept responsibility for our beliefs and actions, avoiding the question by trying to shift the blame back onto God in some subtle way is not the answer.
In the end this is what the Pharisees were doing, they were trying to avoid having to make the hard choice of whether or not to believe. So many of us are the same, dilly dallying along the way, never sure whether we are Christian of secularist, going by our feelings and never using our God given intellect to think things trough.
Thankfully God gives us a long life to try to help us to come to see what is obvious before our eyes: that he is there and that he wants us to be happy.
It’s a pity some of us never learn!