31 “The queen of Sheba will stand up against this generation on judgment day and condemn it, for she came from a distant land to hear the wisdom of Solomon. Now someone greater than Solomon is here—but you refuse to listen. 32 The people of Nineveh will also stand up against this generation on judgment day and condemn it, for they repented of their sins at the preaching of Jonah. Now someone greater than Jonah is here—but you refuse to repent." (Luke 11:29-32 NLT)
Some people kept asking Jesus for a sign to prove that He was the Promised Savior. They were not content with Jesus feeding thousands, healing the sick, driving out evil spirits or even raising the dead. I wonder, do we want God to give us a sign, too, that Jesus is the Savior.
Jesus pointed to Jonah, who lived three days in the belly of a large sea creature before being spit up on the shore. He pointed them to the people of Nineveh who heard Jonah's call to repent and did. Their city was spared.
Jesus calls us to repent and paid for our sins on the Cross. He rose from the dead on the third day. (Jewish thought is inclusive, so Friday, Saturday, Sunday make three days.) He has the power and desire to forgive and to save us.
Do you need a sign? Look to the empty cross and empty tomb. Repent and return to the Lord. I need to do that every day.