There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves.
~ Luke 21.25
In our travels I’ve learned to rarely rely on signs.
If we need directional signs to tell us where to go, we often won’t find one when we need it most.
If we rely on signs to point out the must-see spots, we’ll waste a lot of time and money supporting enterprising folk with marginal wonders to show us. The first time you see a sign for ruins in Ireland the impulse is to pay the entrance fee and see them. But one soon tires of paying to see rectangular piles of rocks that once were buildings. Lots of them are visible from the road.
Signs are all around us. The hard part is reading them with enough context to make sense of it.
REFLECT: What signs do you see in your neighborhood? How are signs helpful? How are signs unhelpful? How can you be a helpful sign to others?
This blog includes thoughts from various contributors at Seattle First Baptist