Now that the weather is getting colder, I, like many others, have pulled out the coat or jacket from the closet.
One such jacket that I own has the state name of “Maine” on it in large letters. I bought it at the first of August a couple of years ago when I visited there, not expecting to need it that time of year.
When I have worn it out in the public, there has been several times that people have come up to me asking what part of the state I am from. This jacket somehow identifies me with that state, even though I have only been there once.
Sometimes people buy vehicles with bumper stickers on them that the previous owner put there for some reason that doesn’t mean a thing to the new owner.
As Christians, there ought to be something about us on the outside that identifies us with Jesus Christ and Christianity. We are told in Philippians 2:15 that we should be able to “shine among them (people far away from God) like stars in the sky.”
In other words, if someone is looking for an example of what a Christian should be, they ought to find it in the life we live. Our families, our co-workers, our friends and our neighbors ought to see Jesus through our actions as well as our speech.
Who we are on the outside ought to identify what we possess on the inside.