“I Love You” (Galatians 6:17)

It was the first time one of my coworkers was wearing a short sleeved shirt. Near her right elbow, I noticed an unusual tattoo. It appeared to be an EKG tracing but on closer inspection, it was recognizable as a voice print. When I questioned her about it, she smiled and explained the origin. 

“It is my older sister telling me she loves me! She has one tattooed on her ankle of me saying the same thing to her! We copied the voice prints from our cell phones!”

What a clever and original way to express love to one another! Here is an example of what a  similar tattoo looks like.

Source: Etsy.com

From now on, don’t let anyone trouble me with these things. For I bear on my body the scars that show I belong to Jesus.

Galatians 6:17 (NLT)

The Apostle Paul boldly declared his love for Jesus Christ. In another epistle, Paul recounts how he was beaten with rods and whipped on numerous occasions, shipwrecked three times, and even stoned (2 Corinthians 11:23-27). Paul’s scars were his tattoos declaring his love for His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

What is the cost of showing our love for one another? For my co-worker, it was a willingness to share a unique tattoo. For the Apostle Paul, it was a bold declaration that any suffering or physical harm he experienced for Jesus Christ was not only a mark demonstrating his love for Him, it was the handwriting of Jesus Christ, written upon Paul’s own body.

Praise God for His message of love!

Love and trust in the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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