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 and concerned. In the end, the sign was completely useless.
How often do we encounter “blank signs”? I don’t mean on the road, I mean in Christian form. Too often Christians keep their convictions and faith secret. People do not see us 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 help members of the church to “yield” to each other in love (1 Corinthians 1:10). Too many Christians do not communicate any information about God at all in their lives. The spiritual signs are effectively 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.
Let’s never be blank. Let’s never hide who we are. Let’s boldly, and lovingly, proclaim the truth about God!