This puts God in a tricky situation. Ancient books relate how God unleashed all His wonders on Egypt. __He feels a little defensive now, because He doesn't have any more wonders to unleash, and He's increasingly concerned that we would see the strings if He tried. He's in the position of an amateur magician who performs for small children and suddenly has to play to skeptical adults__. All this is reflected in the steady decline of attempted miracles in the past millennia. He is too noble to rely on bluffing, and the thought of being caught and revealed as an amateur embarrasses Him. This is why God has increasingly kept a professional distance from His favorite species. As He grew more withdrawn, saints and martyrs filled the vacuum as His marketing team. He's ashamed now that He didn't put a stop to them earlier; instead, he slipped into seclusion as they generated endless chronicles.