Leaving your mark.
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San Salvador has a lot of gang activity. The city is covered with graffiti. There is a district in San Salvador known for its artful graffiti, and much of it is gang related. Each tag represents a certain gang and may mark their perceived territory. If you cross into that territory, and are a member, you will be welcomed. If you are not a member, or are from a rival gang, your life may be in danger. You know them by the mark they’ve left behind.
“Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.”
Romans 15:7 New Living Translation
As followers of Jesus you are marked as His children through His death and resurrection. Your name is written in God’s own hand, in His Book of Life, denoting you are His for all eternity. You can be at peace knowing that you will enter His territory without fear, for you will be on holy ground—the place He is preparing especially for you.
You leave a mark wherever you go. Maybe not a spray painted cross on a neighborhood wall or a Bible verse on a railroad car, but you leave your mark through each daily encounter. As followers of Jesus, be aware of the mark you are leaving. Are you loving, patient, encouraging, listening, sharing?
“We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord.”
Romans 15:2 New Living Translation
You were created by God as a unique human being with gifts and abilities like no other. Leave your unique mark, compelled by His love, on everyone who crosses your path.
“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.”
John 13:34 New Living Translation
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