By this everyone will know you are my disciple, if you have love for one another. John 13:35
Since it’s my birthday month, I was required to renew the tag on my truck and my trailer. The renewal notice came in the mail several weeks ago, so I sent the payment in and last week I received the new registration and sticker for the tag. Now it is legal to drive my vehicles for another year until I have to renew my registration again.
I find it interesting that we can look at someone’s car tag and tell where they are from. Living in Athens we have quite a diverse student population at the University, and so there are car tags from all over the United States. Just today I have seen tags from Missouri, Ohio, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, and Texas. I guess you could say that our car tag is a type of identification tag indicating who we are by telling others where we lived before coming to the Classic City of Athens.
For those of us professing to be Christians, there is no tag to identify us as such. The Bible claims that our identifying marker is how we love each other. If we live loving and caring lives, others will know that we follow Jesus Christ, the one who epitomizes unconditional love. Each of us is encouraged and admonished to live as loving disciples.
You can look at my truck tag and know that I am a Georgia resident and live in Clarke County. I hope you can look at my life and see that I am a Christian, a disciple of Jesus.