Flagged for Jesus

When we want to mark something, we flag it.

Sprinkler heads in the yard? Flagged. Boundaries for the new highway? Flagged. U.S. Post Office? Flagged. Military company? Flagged.

We know where these things are, and even what they are, because of the flags we use. Dig and find an unmarked sprinkler head, and we’ve got a gusher of water when the system turns on. That highway can’t be built across just any field. And the U.S. flag? That speaks over two hundred years of history. We’re proud of that.

What about spiritual flags? Do we have them? Are they out for people to see?

Exodus 17:15 tells us:

“And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The Lord Is My Banner…”

If people dig where we are, they should find the power of the Lord gushing forth. Our flag needs to announce our connection to everyone we come into contact with.

John 8:32 says:

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

This verse talks about the highway to Heaven. We want it flagged as prominently as possible so that everyone can get on.

John 1:1-5 gives us the history behind our flag:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

That passage should make us stand at attention with our hands in a salute, and pride should fill us up. Jesus, the Christ, our Everlasting Redeemer was there at the beginning of all creation, and he shines still today, in spite of the darkness that tries to envelop the world. How wonderful is that?

There’s one more flag we must pay attention to. It’s the one that marks the casket of a veteran. It tells us that the person inside didn’t just talk the talk; he or she walked the walk, a true member of our country’s military juggernaut, a person who risked life and limb to bring peace and security to the world.

Let’s make sure we, as Christians, earn the right to be flagged for Jesus in that final hour. We want the world to know we risked life and limb to bring Christ and the message of the cross to the world.

When we carry Christ’s flag, people will look for Jesus in us.

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Originally Published 5-16-15 in Relationships

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