Where are you from?

License plates are interesting things.  Each of the 50 states in our great country have their own unique license plate that identifies something special about their particular state.

One of the options for a Michigan plate is the Mackinaw Bridge.  And there are other options like an emblem representing a select branch of the military or a special pictures of nature, but no matter the artwork on any state license plate the important thing about any of theses plates is that they identify where we are from.

You don't have to hear someone's accent or watch their mannerizims to identify if they are from the north, south, east or west.  When they step out of the car they've been driving, you know where they are from because the license plate identify them.

What identifies me to the people I come in contact with in my daily walk?

Am I the rude person at the checkout who yells at a cashier for a mistake? Or am I the person in line who pays for someones groceries because the Lord prompted me to do so?

Am I the person who unloads on the telemarketer who interrupted my dinner?  Or am I the person who will take a moment to listen to the same story again and again from someone who just wants a moment of my time?

Am I the person who looks the other way when I see someone in need?  Or am I the person who will go out of my way to help someone in need?

When people look at my actions, can they identify where I'm from?

This is what John 13:35 says, "By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

Do my actions identify me as one of His?

Is it possible that those around me have no idea where I'm from?


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