Showing Our Colors

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One Saturday last fall, a brother and his wife on a trip visiting some of God’s dear people noticed something quite interesting about the occupants of the cars that were passing them.
The people in almost every car were wearing bright red clothing. And the color was worn by all ages, from the oldest to the youngest.
Our brother and sister were really not surprised by this rather strange dress. They knew that day was the occasion of a football game at the state university, whose “official” school color is red.
After observing car after car filled with red-clad passengers, our sister remarked, “It’s not hard to tell where they’re going!”
When mentioning the incident, our brother wondered if we believers wear our “colors” so plainly that all know to whom we belong. Galatians 6:1717From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. (Galatians 6:17) tells us, “I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.” Second Corinthians 3:2 says, “Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men.”
How wonderful if the world could know by our colors where we are going could know that as pilgrims and strangers, we are passing through this world desiring “a better country” (Heb. 11:1616But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. (Hebrews 11:16)).
May God grant that we boldly and joyfully “show our colors” as we pass through this perishing world!
T. Roach (adapted)