Yesterday, I was looking for a particular petrol station to put some fuel in.
So as I was driving through a local town, I was looking out for the familiar logo / sign of the garage, I usually use: Caltex.
However, in the distance, I noticed another well know petrol station, Shell:
(This is of another station somewhere else in South Africa)
But the point of this post is that once I saw that familiar Shell – I knew what is was about. That got me thinking about familiar signs in our faith journey.
For two centuries, the Cross has served as that familiar sign for many people.
The cross has remind people of Jesus.
His sacrificial death for us.
His grace towards us.
People have worn it around their necks.
People have hung that cross in their cars.
BUT the flip side of familiarity is that the sign becomes just another sign.
Seeing the cross is not as impactful anymore…
Then, perhaps we need to find a new sign. Something that draws us in. Invites us to lively relationship with a very real Saviour.
I think of how recently, I’ve regained an interest in church steeples in the various towns I have driven through. Those steeples (sometimes from very old church buildings) remind me of God being everywhere.
As Third Day once sang it: “My God, You are everywhere.”
What signs do you have to point you to the Saviour?