In the words of Jesus in Matthew 16:4, Jesus declares, ”A wicked and morally unfaithful generation craves a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.” The words of a sage man, and our Redeemer.
Another sage man, my father, used to say, “It’s all over . . . like horse manure.” Now, my father was not brought up in the days of horses and buggies. (That would certainly date me.) I believe that that saying came down to my father over the course of several generations. But it’s true. How often have we craved a sign? A sign that God exists? A sign that God hears our prayers? A sign that we are forgiven through Grace? Yet, it’s all over . . . like horse manure (used to be).
A stanza of a song of faith that was popular during my younger days went:
Every time I hear a newborn baby cry,
Or touch a leaf, or see the sky,
Then I know why,
With all of this evidence, indeed I would be wicked not to believe in the power of God. Have faith.
According to Wikipedia, “I Believe” was written by Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman, vintage 1953. I am fairly certain I am giving credit to the composers of the correct song by the title “I Believe.” Although there have been other songs by that title.