>> Thursday, August 9, 2012
I sat in Starbucks, watching a very unusual sight. Sitting at the bar by the window … with his back to me … was a young man … Skyping. Now that’s not all that uncommon … except for one thing. He was using sign language. I could see the screen on his computer … and the other person was signing right back. They were communicating in their own special way.
A very silent conversation … and one I could not understand.
And I’ve pondered … about a unique language I grew up with … in church. In my earlier years I listened to many conversations loaded with religious words that I understood because I had been trained in that vernacular. Words like:
Blood of Christ
But to someone on the outside of my religion this was an unknown language.
Now, as a Christ-follower, I try to speak in words that anyone can understand … simple words. My desire is for others to have a relationship with Jesus … and pious words are not needed for that to happen. Everyone understands words like:
Are you still using sign language?
“Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.” Colossians 4:6 (NLT)