It was the last morning of a three day retreat. We were outside at the chapel that overlooked beautiful Lake Martin. In front of us was an altar with items reminding us of God’s love and grace. There were three wooden crosses on the hillside and another cross on the other side of the lake on an island. The morning was cool but not chilly, and there was a lot of bird song and birds fluttering about in the woods. We had just finished a meditative talk and a group had sung to us “Spirit of the Living God” and delivered us all beautiful red carnations. We were about to sing some other songs when people began glancing up at the sky. There were two fluffy white jet contrails that intersected at a perfect ninety degree angle creating a large cross over our heads. What a wonderful sign and message from God. We all knew what had caused this sign, and yet it was as if God Himself was speaking to us, “I love you deeply, and I sent my Son to die for you and remind you of my amazing grace.” We had been talking about God’s means of grace, and here was a sure sign that He was with us. From time to time we all need some assurance of God’s love and His presence. God sends His signs in mysterious ways and just when we need it. Open your eyes today and look for the sign He has for you, a reminder of His love and His amazing grace. Here’s your sign!
– Dr. Neil Epler