Monday, April 4, 2016

Christian, How Recognizable Are You?

By Andrea Merrell

There are only a few cars I can recognize at first glance: a Mini Cooper, Dodge Caravan, VW Beetle, and a Hummer. Not a very impressive list, I know.

Cars have changed so much over the years, it’s difficult to tell one from the other. Even my Ford Escape is hard to distinguish from a Honda CR-V. The vehicles I recognize immediately are distinctive and stand out from the rest.

It’s the same with Christians. Some are distinctive and stand out in a crowd. There’s no mistaking their close relationship with the Lord because His love shines through.

Unfortunately, there are others who blend in so well with the world around them, it’s difficult to know what—and if—they believe.

We are called to be salt and light. We are peculiar people, givers, ambassadors, servants, and His hands extended. There should never be a question about our authenticity or to Whom we belong.

My prayer is to always be recognizable as a follower of Christ.

What about you? Are you a vehicle of His love, mercy, and grace?

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