Bumper Sticker Faith
It was a beautiful sunny day and I was sitting in a rather long car rider’s line waiting to pick up my kids at the Elementary School. I usually took the time sitting and waiting in my car to catch up on emails or read a book. But today something else caught my attention. It was the car in front of me. It was a rather used and worn car with a lot of dents and patches of rust. It appeared to be having an issue with the exhaust which caused it to have a strong pungent smelling thick smoke coming from it. Since I had the window down enjoying the warm breeze, the smoke was the first thing that got my attention about that car. Then I noticed the what seemed like a hundred bumper stickers all over the rear of this car. I am not even sure how the driver could see out of the back window for all the stickers.
So, I went from reading a great book to reading bumper stickers and the more I read the madder it made me. I even wondered how in the world one person could believe all this nonsense. Just to name a few, there were stickers about not eating their pets, hugging trees, spanking children was abusive, who they were in their former life, casting spells, and all religions coexisting together on happy Mother Earth. All these bumper stickers made me think, what if we as Christians wore our faith like a bumper sticker? One, what would it look like? And second, would those who encounter us believe what our bumper sticker said? It made me question if I am living out my faith so others can see Christ through me? Yes, they could read my shirt that said, “Jesus loves you” or the purse that had “I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength” embroidered across it. But were my actions showing others that I truly believed that Jesus loved them? Jesus even told us this in John 13:35 “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”
Let me ask you today if you are wearing your faith as a bumper sticker, what would it say? And would those you encounter see what it says is displayed to them?