How do you wear your faith?
Is it tucked away in a pocket for safekeeping? Or maybe draped around your neck on a delicate chain?
Some Christians wear their faith like a sandwich board sign. It covers them completely and announces to the world what they believe. No need to wonder where they stand on the issues because it’s spelled out in black and white, right there on the sign.
Did you ever try to move around quickly while wearing a sandwich board sign or bend over to help someone carry their load? Or sit down with them to have a cup of coffee and hear about their day? You could offer someone a shoulder to cry on but they’d just hurt themselves on the hard corner of that sign you’re always wearing. And don’t even bother trying to give someone a hug.
Personally, when I see someone on a crowded street wearing a sandwich board sign, I tend to avoid them. It may not even matter what they’re advertising, just the fact that they’re trying to push something on me makes me less likely to want to listen to anything they have to say.
Thinking about this made me wonder…how should we wear our faith? And then it came to me….
You know, those soft padded things you put inside your shoes? They help you to
walk as far as you need to walk.
They’re your foundation.
Nobody knows they’re in your shoes but you. But if someone is around you for very long they may notice that you
don’t falter when the journey is long or difficult.
And then one day someone will turn to you and say,
“How do you do it….?”