A local priest and rabbi were fishing on the side of the road. They thoughtfully made a sign saying, "The End is Near! Turn yourself around now before it's too late!" and showed it to each passing car. One driver that drove by didn't appreciate the sign and shouted at them: "Leave us alone, you religious nuts!" All of a sudden they heard a big splash. They looked at each other and the priest said to the rabbi, "You think we should just put up a sign that says 'Bridge Out' instead?"
Romans 12:9-13: “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference
to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.”
Did you know that you’re carrying a sign, or two? Your life is a sign. What we say, the faces we make, our actions are signs to others that are watching us. Some of you might be putting out a sign that says, “The elevator doesn’t go to the top floor.” Sorry. Your sign might be saying, “Keep Out!” or it might say, “Welcome,” or “God loves you!” or “God is Good!”
I witnessed the greatest display of “signs” Monday night at God’s Table. One of our retired men prayed a prayer of grace, thanking God for all of our guests. One of our youth was serving desserts and when one of our guests was looking for the biggest piece of cake, he was so gracious and pointed to the big one. And then, one of our deacons shared his testimony with such respect and love. I can’t tell you what a blessing it was to witness. Three “Signs” that said, “God loves you, we love you, and you are welcome!”
John 13:36: “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”