No, I’m not talking about my new house. Though that is why I haven’t posted all week. The pictures are still on my camera. And I’m working on my work laptop in an ambulance. So…no house pictures.
Instead, we shall talk about one of my favorite pet peeves – the church marquee sign. I have a friend who refuses to set foot inside a church with a marquee sign. I think she’s brilliant. The minute one of those signs goes up, the IQ of the congregation seems to plummet. Don’t even get me started on the new LED church signs. I DO NOT think that when Jesus said “let your light shine before men” He meant, RETINAL BURNS FOR EVERYONE!!
Anyway, over the last few weeks I have noticed something about church signs; I can’t, not look at them. My eyes automatically go right to them. And then I want to slam my head against the dash of my car.
I pass four church signs on my commute. I believe they come from four different denominations ranging from liberal to conservative. I have seen some doozies.
Let me share a few. Because, seriously; someone needs to tell me if I should laugh or cry.
“Be a Lego in God’s hand” I’m guessing this means I’m supposed to be useful. Personally, I would have put “Be a Lego under Satan’s foot.” I think that has a better ring to it.
“Duty calls! Enlist in missions!” Because being a missionary out of duty rather than passion is sooooo healthy.
“Unlike Autumn, God never leaves.” I think that was supposed to be punny??
My personal favorite was the one that had been vandalized. The letters had been rearranged to say…something the church didn’t intend. I admit it. I laughed.
The fact of the matter is, you cannot sum up God in three or four words. To make an attempt is to put Him in a box. Maybe that’s why so many don’t take the church seriously anymore. We’ve attempted to define God in short, catchy sayings. And He is so much more than what can fit on a marquee sign.