Ask Thee a Sign of the Lord – Sunday Devotional

Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying,
Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.
But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.
And he [Isaiah] said, Hear ye now, O house of David;
is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign;
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
~ Isaiah 7:10-14 KJV

As a fantasy writer, I like to consider the “what-if’s?” of a situation.  Kathy Tyers, a long-time favorite author of mine recently did a guest post on the Speculative Faith blog.  In it, she describes some of the “what-if” behind her ideas for her Firebird series.

For her, it all hinged on what if Mary said no when Gabriel asked her to carry the Christ Child?

But let’s go back a bit further – back to when the promise was made.  That one little phrase – ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God.

How many times does God ask us to make our own destiny? How many times does He ask us what we desire, and we say “But God . . . surely You wouldn’t do that!”

Then, so there is no room for doubt, He says, “Just watch what I can do.”