The one with the funny sign

Colchester Zoo funny confusing signI saw this sign recently at Colchester Zoo but unfortunately I can’t swim very well.

Signs really can be funny things! The people designing and making them know what they mean but sometimes they can be confusing or just funny. It’s like the wording that used (and may still be?) on the bottom of a McDonald’s coffee cup, ‘warning, contents may be hot’.

sign funnyPeople talk about asking God for a sign.

Does God always speak clearly or is he ever cryptic?

Jesus often spoke in parables (stories). His language was simple but sometimes the message of the parable was hard to understand. Some of the time people had to ask Jesus what the parable meant and I wonder if this is really what he really wants from us?

Jesus doesn’t want to send us a set of impersonal instructions, he wants a relationship with us. He is not a heavenly Satnav, he is a person who is wants to be ‘with us’ in life.

sign from GodNext time you are asking God for guidance and there is not a simple ABC type of plan emerging, consider whether God is encouraging you to seek him more.

We live in an instant society where we expect things to be quick and easy but perhaps God wants us to work on our relationship with him.

Lets make time to talk with God today. Perhaps he will give you a sign!

About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.
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2 Responses to The one with the funny sign

  1. Andrew fordyce says:


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  2. Reblogged this on Honest about my faith and commented:

    Don’t you hate it when God is cryptic? Perhaps he has his reasons!


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