Finally, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen
These verses follow a brief discussion of circumcision at the end of Paul’s letter to the Galatians. The message to me is that my entire being, physical and spiritual, should be identifiable by others as a follower of Christ. How do I make this a reality? By being open, transparent, bold and fearless with my faith. I only have this one chance here on earth.
Father God, help me with this goal. Show me how to serve you in a visible, courageous way. Shine your light on my path, God. I ask this in the name of Jesus, who is my teacher. Amen