Not sure why, but I’ve been seeing more than a few weird signs along my local roadways recently.
There was the handwritten one being waved excitedly by a man on the corner that said, “Valtines baskets”. I’m assuming from the odd collection of shrink-wrapped teddy bears on the ground next to him that it meant to say “Valentine’s”.
And then there was the puzzling one outside of a restaurant that said “Wecater”. Now I know I live in a culturally diverse area, but I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what the word “wecater” meant. Oh. I get it. “We cater”. Seems someone forgot the space.
But I saw one on the way to church on Sunday morning that really made me think. Waiting at a red light, I looked over to the corner and saw a faded street sign that simply said, “BEGIN”. From the looks of it, a sign underneath it was missing. I assume that was the sign that explained what was supposed to “begin”. It may have been a scenic route sign, or a maybe a school zone. Without the context, I had to take it for what it said.
It made me wonder if there’s anything in my life I should begin. It made me wonder if God is waiting for me to do something and I need the reminder to just do it. Maybe something I’ve been putting off. Maybe something that just won’t get done if I don’t…begin.
I’ve been asking God for a sign. I just didn’t expect Him to take me literally!
Be strong and of good courage, and do it; 1 Chronicles 28:20
He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:24
Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did. Genesis 6:22
“You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.” John 15:14