I get a kick out of a lot of messages that appear on church signs. Consider the one I found yesterday at a small church between Birchwood and Cleveland (TN): THIS SUNDAY: IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS. I think I laughed out loud when I saw it. Shouldn’t every Sunday be “all about Jesus”?! I trust they would agree. The pastor probably found the message in a book and did not think about how it could possibly be interpreted by a geek such as myself! The reason the church sign stood out to me so much yesterday afternoon is the fact that I was headed to begin another Jesus and the Gospels course for the college. I taught last night from 6-9PM. After a time of getting to know one another and a discussion of the syllabus, we studied the Gospels (who wrote, when, why, etc.), I talked about the baptism and temptation of Christ. It was a lot of fun! I love talking about Jesus because I love Jesus! I hope the same is true of you. I think if we–me, you, everyone–truly grasped even a little of the awesomeness of Jesus Christ, we would strive to make every day “all about” HIM! I am grateful for the church sign that made me chuckle, and for how God used it to remind me that Jesus should be my foremost passion.
Reflections on the Quest: The Church Sign