I'm curious to get your take on a story that's getting a lot of airplay in the mainstream media.
A photographer from Florida is telling the world she has found Jesus -- on the back of a horseshoe crab.
Cathy Rader says her friend found a horseshoe crab shell while they were walking on New Smyrna Beach and gave it to her.
"I looked at it and said, 'Thank you very much.' And took it home and washed it out. And I set it on my front porch to dry." Rader says she thought nothing special of the shell at first, CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG-TV reports.
Then, a few days later, she did a double take. "I was doing devotionals that I do in the morning," she says, "God spoke to me and said, 'If you will wait, I will give you perfection.'"
That's when she turned around and saw the image of Jesus on the crab shell. "I went past it and I noticed something, and looked back and it looked like the face of Jesus. I kind of chuckled to myself and go, 'That's funny, it kind of does,'" she told the station.
She says the image on the shell doesn't look like just any Jesus but specifically the "Head of Christ" Rembrandt painted in 1648. "I just feel so humbled... After I saw his face and I Googled the Rembrandt painting, I go, 'Oh my gosh, that's the face,'" Rader said.
She posted photos on Facebook and the images have since gone viral.
Rader says "It was shown to me when it was supposed to be shown to me. You know, a few days later. So, I just kind of kept it quiet for a little bit, just to enjoy it -- him."
She decided to share her gift with the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, where the horseshoe crab shell is now on display. "Even the people who don't believe say, 'That looks like the pictures of Jesus that I've seen.' So, maybe it'll help with people's faith. I hope so. I hope so," Rader said.
What do you think about this?
Do you think God encourages us with surprising and unusual "signs"?
Ever experienced one yourself?
Are we too cynical about this kind of thing.. or not cynical enough?
Kurt Goff is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He has more than 25 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. With Jesus Christ at the center and the Bible as the guide, each broadcast of Kurt Goff Live reminds listeners that they are not alone and that Christ loves them through the ups and downs of their life. Goff is a graduate of Texas Christian University. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.