Friday, January 14, 2000

   [Having Believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,]
who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession -- to the praise of his glory.
    -- Ephesians 1:14, New International Version

   As you walk down the street, through the mall, or even through the halls of work or school, we are inundated with logos.  These marks or labels tell others who it is that made this item possible.  The Polo Guy, the Tommy Crest, for you older folks, the Alligator.  As we wear these items we are walking billboards!

    Did you know that you also wear another label, this one, however is on your heart.  It got there by your faith, your believing in Christ, this logo, this labile tells of our future.  Hear the Good News, because we believe, we live.  We are marked as one of God's own because we believe in the risen Savior Jesus Christ.  Wear this Labile with Peace, Love, Hope and Joy!

   Transcendent and yet ever-near God, thank you for Letting me be a part of who You are.  Thank You for the experience your presence.  Thank you for giving me "a foretaste of glory divine."  Thank you for sending your blessed and promised Spirit to live in me and remind me where my home truly is. Until the day I see you face to face, I want to honor your presence in my mortal body by living a life that is pure, holy, and a blessing to others.  In Jesus name I pray. Amen.