Why are their no signs or symbols of the partnership between Jesus and God?
Signs of the Partnership:
What sign(s) do we have that the Olympics have a history? Well we have very similar–but even more profound and moving examples of signs of that partnership.
1) The sign of that partnership is the fact we have the Bible.
2) The sign of that partnership is the size and scope of Christianity (that the Gospel message & the spiritual transformation has been so effective since roughly 2000 years ago)
3) The sign of the daily activity of the church.
4) The sign of our consciences.
5) The sign of prayer. Jesus is the conduit of prayer.
These are big symbols played out on a massive, massive global scale. So, for instance the non-partisan Pew Center points out:
A comprehensive demographic study of more than 200 countries finds that there are 2.18 billion Christians of all ages around the world, representing nearly a third of the estimated 2010 global population of 6.9 billion. Christians are also geographically widespread – so far-flung, in fact, that no single continent or region can indisputably claim to be the center of global Christianity.
Thats incredibly epic!! That size boggles the mind!! And to think that doesn’t take into account generations and generations of Christians that span the time from us back to Jerusalem around AD 30, some almost 2000 years back.
In some sense, the symbols we have are our communication with to that era–due to what they communicated to us.
What if those clear, bold, and EPIC signs aren’t what you were expecting?
So, is God supposed to have a Cross in the sky, sort of ala The Bat Signal? Is that the kind of symbol you are looking for? Is it like a Coca-Cola Ad?
Thats an interesting question….but a bit of an unintentional straw-person. It seems to be an attempt to put God in a human sized box. If I were God, I would expect Him do X. Or perhaps conditioning our faith or belief based on God’s intention to live up to our expectations RE: the minutia of life.