Business cards are wonderful things. Properly created they provide an easy way to introduce yourself to someone and supply them access to you with phone numbers
and addresses. Through the years I have had a host of business cards made. My problem is I never remember to carry them with me. On those great occasions when I could use one I never have one with me. I tried carrying a few in my wallet but soon they become shop worn from my sitting and rising and they look so bad I would be ashamed to hand them out. So I have a closet full of boxes filled with cards dating back decades.
I wonder what Jesus would have put on a business card. Who would He have given one to? Pilate? It could have read, “Messiah.” There was no mailing address. There was no cell phone or fax number. No e-mail address. I guess He could have put “Galilee” down as a locator but He wasn’t always there. If He gave one to the religious leadership it could have had “carpenter” under “Messiah.” Somehow I don’t think that would have been very impressive to the High Priest.
Perhaps the only business card He needed was His character and the fruits of His life. Hey, maybe that is the most effective business card any of us can have. If that is it then definitely we should not leave home without it.
“ In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
Written by Roger Bothwell on September 18, 2002
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