We figured that we would have a lot of negative feedback to having Bible verses on the backs of our van and RV, because after all, Jesus is “A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense” (1Peter2:8) for those who do not believe. But, so far, there was just one person to date who showed they disapproved. The fact that this person had to read it served its purpose, anyhow. :)
We have instead been amazed by the excited responses while driving the van around on our daily tasks. Many happily wave, point upwards with a big smile, or give a thumb’s up. There have been some who honk, often startling us, in order to get our attention to show that they like it. It has been fun to meet fellow brothers and sisters in Christ we wouldn’t have otherwise. When we’re parked somewhere, we have had people come right up to the van to let us know how much they love it. A woman yesterday said it was just what she needed to read! Wow! I don’t think any of these people realize what an encouragement they are to us, motivating us to keep on going on, especially on days when we’re feeling a little run down.
We’ll probably get more negative responses in the future, but we will continue to keep in mind these things…
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:12-13
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11