Tee Shirts June 10 2016
Many of the T-shirts are about loyalties and favorites: college attended, sports teams, vacation places, musical groups, and so on. Others reflect personal characteristics that people, amazingly, seem unembarrassed to convey. Here are a few I’ve observed recently.
- “Sarcasm: Just one of my many talents”
- “Be glad I’m not a twin”
- “I didn’t choose the thug life, it chose me”
- “Sorry, not everyone can be me”
- “I’m not argumentative, I’m just right”
The Apostle Paul writes about the right kind of advertising. He writes about a true life message in 2 Corinthians 3:2-3:
“You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men; being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”
As believers even today, we are “known and read by all men.” We have to expect to be watched, examined, and evaluated to see if our walk is consistent with our spiritual T-shirt (i.e. our talk). Conclusions can be drawn very quickly from what many people think of as small, insignificant actions.
For example, few days ago I was coming out of a restaurant and a young man (my guess is about 12 years old) held the door open for me. And I wasn’t right behind him either. He had to wait a bit for me to get there. I was impressed, because it seemed for him to be the natural thing to do. He wasn’t wearing a T-shirt, but if he had one, for all intents and purposes it could have read “regard one another as more important than yourselves” (Philippians 2:3).
You may see some wild T-shirt messages on people’s clothing this summer, but let’s remember that we are always displaying our spiritual T-shirts. We are indeed known and read by all men; and that’s a good thing, because it is the opportunity for others to see our life message. Just think: God has chosen us to be a letter of Christ to the world! That’s pretty amazing, and also a humbling responsibility. May the Lord help us display our life T-shirt messages in a way that honors Him.
If you would like to contribute to my ongoing collection of T-shirt examples, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any interesting “life-message” T-shirts you see this summer, either good or bad. Depending on what we get, we’ll post the ones that help us see the significance of the truth of 2 Corinthians 3:2-3.
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