...in my minds eye.
You know how you visualize in your mind, you see words transferred into pictorial images? Well, I have these scenerios I have always visualized when certain stories are repeated.
There has been so much talk lately about "this generation" and I was reflecting on some of the thoughts. In my minds eye, I see Jesus as he was being questioned about signs of the last days.
Jesus is sitting low to the ground. As he begins to respond to the questions from a few disciples that are with him, he just casually reaches down and picks up a handful of sand. He subtly holds out his hand when he says "this generation."
It just dawned on me that he is speaking volumes through his mannerisms and actions.
Many people debate that Jesus was referring to the "end of an age of religious and political domination" that related to his own current day. This cannot be so.
As he picked up the handful of sand, it was almost as though he were divining the future from grasping it. We humans are created from all the elements of the earth. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. What he held in his hand was symbolic of the unformed, as yet unborn, humans of the future.
He stood up and his hand curled around the handful of sand and, as he said "this is a wicked generation and no sign will be given it," the sand trickled from his funneled palm.
I have always seen this vision the same way for years. I just never really associated holding the sand with the content of this message.
I have looked to see if I can find any such mannerism described in the scriptures and have not seen it yet. But then, I don't have that much time to read and look for it. I am just wondering if any of you know if there is any description of Jesus picking up a handful of sand at any time when the future was being discussed.
Go ahead and make fun. I know you will.