King James Version (KJV)
He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
On my birthday, my husband, my son and I went to a little town about an hour away to browse the antique shops. It was a Tuesday, and unfortunately we found out that some of the stores didn’t open until Wednesday each week. We still had a good time at the ones that were open, and my son found a couple of nice books.
While walking down the main street I noticed that the local Christian book store was open. As we were looking around in the store, a lady came in and asked the store clerk if they had any St. Christopher visor clips. The lady explained that her son was very prone to speeding and that she just could not rest until he had St. Christopher in his car to protect him.
This got my attention because we should never put our trust in a plastic or metal token. God tells us to put our trust in him and him alone. One prayer to God and you’re covered, no visor clip required.
I was talking to my husband about this on the drive home, and he asked “Isn’t that why you have a cross hanging from your rearview mirror? For hope of protection?” This surprised me because that is not at all why I hang a cross from my rearview mirror.
I have a cross hanging from my rearview mirror for what I call “Silent Witnessing”. It’s there all the time and thousands of people see it, either when in traffic or parked in a lot. And I pray that they don’t think I hung it there in hopes that it will protect me from car wrecks or breaking down or whatever.
I hope that when someone sees it, it will remind them to witness and be a good Christian (if they already are one). To look upon Jesus and know that they have a fellow Christian right there, for there is strength in numbers.
For someone who is not a Christian, or is backslidden, or is having a rough day or tough time in life, I hope it reminds them that there is someone who loves them unconditionally and who wants a deeper relationship with them if they would only come to him and confess their sins. The promise of the cross is that all our sins will be 100% forgiven if we only confess them to Jesus and ask for forgiveness. Jesus wants to bear your burdens, give you peace and help you through any hardship you may be having.