I see a lot of cars with Christian bumper stickers that say, “Do you know where you will spend eternity?”, “In the event of the Rapture, this car will be empty,” or the one I see most often is, “Honk if you love Jesus.” There is nothing wrong with bumper stickers, but be careful not to let bumper sticker religion become a way of life. It is easy to stand on the sidelines or to wring our hands at the state of the world, our community, and to throw stones at others. It is easy to be a spectator, but spectator faith has no power. During Holy Week, we are invited to get off the curb, take up His cross, and to go into the world in His name. I don’t know who wrote this, but I like it. They said, “If you love Jesus, tithe. Anybody can honk. If you love Jesus, visit a nursing home, sit with the dying, comfort the grieving. Anybody can honk. If you love Jesus, care for the poor, feed the hungry, take care of widows and orphans. Anybody can honk. If you love Jesus, make a difference in the life of a child.” Do more than just put a bumper sticker on your car. Follow Him, serve Him. John 12:26 says, “If anyone wants to serve, then follow me. Then you will be where I am, ready to serve in a moment’s notice. The Father will honor and reward you.” Remember that God’s best rewards never go to the spectators. They go to the followers.
– Dr. Tim Thompson