On the day of predicted rapture, a turtle was found with an image of the Virgin Mary. This wasn’t the second coming that was predicated, but was it a sign from God? According to NBC Chicago reports the painted turtle was spotted walking across a parking lot in Streamwood. Some calling it a “holy turtle,” are these signs God uses to draw people near?
Many were on edge Saturday May 21st because of the false teachings that claimed the end of the world. Was it a coincidence to find this little turtle with an image resembling Virgin Mary?
Strange, bizarre, or coincidental, was it meant to be found on this day?
Signs or miracles are meant to glorify God. While Jesus performed many miracles so others would recognize His authority on earth to forgive sins. (Matthew 9:4-8)
In 2005, many gathered to see an image of the Virgin Mary on a concrete wall under a viaduct on Fullerton Ave. When the image was discovered, people gathered at the underpass and placed candles. Calling it, “Our Lady of the Underpass,” the curious were drawn to it, while others came to pray.
Mysterious images, apparitions of the Virgin Mary, signs or miracles, are these blessings from God? Many want to believe it’s possible. For this world is filled with hateful practices, unkind gestures, and a sense of despair. Many want to believe, they want that hope.
“Unless you see signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.” – John 4:48
Will these signs give you faith?
Jesus said, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”- John 20:29
Based on scripture, Got Questions Ministries gives 5 reasons people seek signs from God.
- They want confirmation of God’s truth.
- They do not believe in the miracles already performed.
- They want to justify their unbelief. They are testing faith.
- They are curious thrill seekers.
- They want something for themselves.
Numerous claims continue. Many indicate seeing wondrous sights and faces of religious figures on different objects. While many laugh at such claims others consider it a work of God’s hands. For the curious seekers, those images draw people in. Many want to believe in miracles. They are hoping to find signs to believe God’s work.
How do you react when you hear about these images? Are you quick to check it out or quick to judge? How you decide may tell you a little about yourself.