A couple was driving down the road when they came upon an unusual sight, a blank sign. Even though they recognized the shape of the sign, they were unsure if they should continue. Was there danger ahead? What kind of danger? Was it safe to continue? There were way too many unanswered questions. It left them confused. The sign was completely useless.
How often do we encounter “blank signs”? I don’t mean on the road, I mean in Christian form. See, far too often Christians do not point out the “one way” to the Lord (John 14:6). We do not warn others when they are going the “wrong way” (Acts 3:19). We do not encourage people to “stop” sinning (Romans 6:12-13). We do not ask for members of the church to “yield” to each other in love (1 Corinthians 1:10). Often Christians give no “cautions” or “warnings” to those living a life outside of Christ (Matthew 25:31-46). In fact, many Christians do not display any information about God at all in their lives. The spiritual signs are blank. They are blank Christians.
Followers of Christ have been given an enormous responsibility. It isn’t large because it’s impossible, but because it’s important. True Christians are the only lights in the world (Matthew 5:14-16), the only salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13), and the only harvest workers (Matthew 9:37-38). If people can’t find the Lord through us, then we need to take a look at what message we have on our “signs.” We might find them to be blank.
It’s difficult enough being a Christian in this world. It’s even more challenging being a Christian when everyone else knows it and so many oppose it. However, this is no excuse to hide.
Blank signs are useless. They don’t accomplish the very reason for their existence. The same can be said of Christians. Are our spiritual signs blank? What message are we conveying to those around us?
Let’s never hide who we are. Let’s boldly, and lovingly, proclaim the truth about God!