Friday, March 9, 2012

Is it obvious?

About a year ago, I bought a bottle of wine from a grocery store. After the teenage boy ringing me up asked to see my license, he jokingly made a comment about my "fake ID." Although it was a joke, I still felt a small sting of resentment. "I am twenty six years old. I'm someones mother," I said somewhat pridefully. I was quickly brought back down to earth when he smiled and said, "Well, yeah you do have the mom haircut."

What signifies to the world that you are a mother? Is it your short bob with bangs? Your Honda Odessey with the stickers on the back? Or how about the fact that you pull a pacifier, action figure, and snotty baby wipe out of your purse to get to your wallet at Chik-fil-a?

Here's a second thought. What tells the world that you are a daughter or son of God? Is it obvious? I can tell you that it will not be based on your physical appearance, your bumper stickers, or what you whip out at the Chik-fil-a counter. 

It will be Love.

The way you treat the outcast will tell others about who leads your heart. The way you respond to a strong willed child will tell others about who sets your standards. The way you say, "No" can also speak volumes about who you hold dear.

"Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Jesus Christ." Philippians 1:27

Let's show the world who we belong to, and make it obvious!