While at the game, I was sitting behind a family who had driven all the way from Boston just to see the game in Baltimore. Not only that but the mom had a Boston Red Sox logo tattooed on her back. As I was leaving the game, I also noticed that a man standing, watching the game had an Oriole's tattoo on his leg.
So why am I sharing this with you? This isn't a plug for all of you to get tattoos--at least not real ones. Instead what I am hoping that you see is that in some way, shape, or form, we should have a tattoo of Jesus' work in our lives so that everyone can see. It was clear that the family in front of us were dedicated to the Red Sox. They had driven to another city to support the team, they wore shirts and hats representing the team, they went so far as putting a permanent tattoo to let everyone know that they were Red Sox fans. It was clear. Same with the man I saw standing at the game. I passed by him, and in 2 seconds, I knew that he was a dedicated Orioles fan just because he had taken an extra step to get a tattoo.
Non-Christians should be able to see that we are followers of Christ by the way we live our lives, the words we say, the attitudes we have, and the devotion we have. Those are the tattoos that we should have to show the rest of the world who we worship. It should be apparent that Christ is our #1 priority.
How can you grow in this way? Can non-Christians tell that you are a Christian? Can Christians tell that you are a growing, continually sanctified Christian? What steps can you make to make Christ known in your life?
Until next time,