It’s fall, y’all! And this time of year, and in this part of the U.S., people celebrate the crisp, cool mornings and the warm, dry afternoons with weekend crafts festivals of all types.
And among the wonderful finds at these festivals are various decorations that celebrate our Christian faith. Many are poignant and thought-provoking, some are just plain funny, and occasionally they’re convicting. But few are as simple and to-the-point at the one in the picture above.
A flat board, green paint, a small brush, and just three words are all you need to state the greatest truth of all the ages.
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. – Colossians 1:15-18 (NASB – http://www.BibleGateway.com)
So the next time you feel inadequate sharing your faith with someone who’s lost because you don’t have an eloquent, elegant, and persuasive explanation to offer, just remember:
But first, Jesus.
As an extra, here’s a onesie I found at a recent festival that must have been created for every generation of male babies on my side of the family (including me). This is now my motto:
There, I said it. That is all.