Ezekiel shall be a sign for you: all that he did you shall do when it happens. Thus you shall know that I am the LORD. Ezekiel 24:24
It’s important to have road signs. Without signs, we would be lost. No sign means you will go nowhere. A sign gives us identification of the course. It gives us assurance we are on the right way. If you are traveling in a path which is unfamiliar, signs will give you certainty. If you are lost, signs will divert you back to the correct trail. If you are sure of your way, signs will nourish your confidence you are going to the precise direction.
God called Ezekiel to be that kind of sign. A sign that would lead the people back to God. Ezekiel will be a lighthouse sitting on God’s bosom. When people look at Ezekiel, they will see God’s way. When the lost would look for direction back to God, they would have their eyes on Ezekiel. If the righteous looks for assurance, they would go the sign- Ezekiel. And this sign will not be talk about where to go or not. Ezekiel will not be a symbol who is preaching. This sign will be about doing- all that he did you shall do when it happens (Ezekiel 24:24b). Ezekiel will give directions by living a holy life. Ezekiel will point to God by doing not by speaking. His life will direct God’s people back to God.
Can you be that kind of sign? A sign who will be steady to provide assurance to the faithful. A sign who will be dynamic to bring the lost back on track. A holy sign who will usher the strength to the weak. A loyal sign who will give hope to the despaired follower. A sign who will be a landmark by doing not talking. A sign whose life says, “This way.” A sign whose existence presents, “God is here.” A sign who will use not his vocabulary but uses his way of life to show the true route towards God.
Make them know He is the LORD. Be a sign.