by Randy Chambers, 2014-06-01
Luke 9:26, NIV: If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
I like wearing Christian T-shirts. But, I have to admit there were times that I preferred not to wear them. I was simply ashamed. But, it was not Jesus of whom I was ashamed. I was ashamed of me. I was worried of my imperfections shining through while proudly wearing my “Witness-wear.” I was afraid that how I acted might reflect poorly on Jesus—that was, to me, unacceptable. Since then, my Lord has wonderfully reminded me that His grace is sufficient, I am not ever the perfect witness, and it is not about me. I will have good days and bad, but must continue to seek to be Christ-like so that His light will shine through me—with or without the T-shirts. It is only through being clothed in Christ that I am made perfect, and therein, I never have to be ashamed. Therein, Christ—not me—shines through.