(Mark 8:11-13 ESV)
Sometimes my son does something 'odd' and I just feel myself sighing deeply within wondering why in the world he is doing that, particularly when he asks a question about something that he already knows and has done before and is sitting there right in front of him.
It just causes me to sigh deeply.
So when I read of Jesus sighing deeply over the actions of the Pharisees I feel like I understand him a bit more. :)
The Pharisses where arguing with Jesus.
I have a boy who likes to argue minutia with me.
It gets a bit old sometimes.
BUT Jesus exercised patience with the Pharisees despite their repeated arguments.
He ended up telling them they wouldn't get what they were asking for. They would not get a sign.
The fact is: They'd already received signs and ignored them. SO.. why would they get more?
So just as my son causes me to exercise my patience and explain that what he was badgering me about simply wasn't going to happen, so did Jesus.
Causes me to think I'm not such a bad parent after all. :)
How about you?
Have you found ways the help you identify more with your Saviour?