The other day hubby and I had taken our daughter-in-law, granddaughter, and baby grandson to McDonald's for lunch and playtime. After we finished eating and playing hubby and DIL went to put baby boy in his car seat. Baby girl was walking out with me. Even though she is 3 1/2 years old I still make her hold my hand while we are crossing the parking lot. The drive-through line was long and we had to walk through that to get to our car. I had my mind on watching the traffic and then putting baby girl in her car seat and didn't hear someone calling me. Hubby said..."There's a lady in the drive-thru line that is calling you". I looked back and saw a lady in a car with the passenger window rolled down. When I walked over to her car she said, "WHERE did you get that purse? That's the prettiest thing I have ever seen!!!" I'm not sure what I was expecting her to say but it wasn't that! I was so pleasantly surprised. But I did have to tell her that I had no idea where the purse came from because it had been a gift from a good friend recently. Clearly my mint green butterfly purse was a traffic stopper!
Ever since I was given this purse I have thought about my friend Lisa who collects butterflies. She said she loves the butterfly so much because it reminds her of her new life in Christ. How just as the butterfly was once an ugly caterpillar but now a beautiful creature, so we who were once so ugly with sin can now be a beautiful new creature in Christ if we accept His free gift of salvation. "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." II Corinthians 5: 17
My, but would it not be great if my "new life in Christ" was so obvious to people that someone would stop in traffic to ask me why I was different and where I found this great new life?
May we as Christians so purpose to walk so that we will be "traffic stoppers" and stand out as being different from the rest of the world!