Can I Have Your Autograph?
Devotional Thoughts From 2 Corinthians 3:1-4
2 Corinthians 3:1–4
1Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you? 2Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: 3Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. 4And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:
Can I have your autograph?
The right signature on a baseball can make it priceless. Get a celebrity to sign a trinket and it becomes a treasure for some. It is not uncommon for us to hear people ask, “can I have your autograph?” Some celebrities are gracious and are glad to oblige and bring a smile to the face of a fan, others will be glad to sell you their signature and some jerks refuse. I had a teenage girlfriend that was a big fan of certain college basketball star. He was playing in a local exhibition, so I took her to meet him. She approached him with a small crowd of fans that seeking a few autographs and he refused, rudely. I understand that famous folk have bad days and busy schedules, but this fella had a reputation for this kind of behavior. He felt he was too important, too famous, too big for those little people that pestered him. The fella turned out to be a flop at the next level and I doubt many people care to ask for his autograph now. I guess he wasn’t so big after all.
Do you have any important signatures?
I do. I have a few that I value. I have one in particular that I am very excited about. I can’t believe this important person took the time to give me his signature. It amazes me how in his position he was willing to stop and spend some time with me. He is so big and I am so small and yet he made me feel so important. That signature is priceless to me.
Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. 2 Corinthians 3:3
The God of all the universe took the time to write upon my heart. He didn’t write with ink but with the Spirit of the living God. I am a walking epistle of Christ; my Bible tells me so!
What a privilege!
What an honor!
What a responsibility!
My uncle says it all the time, “We are the only Bible some will ever read”.
Sadly, it is true. I for one, don’t portray my Jesus to those people very well much of the time.
The Heavenly author has begun this work, but he has not yet completed it. This story has not been completed.
I am forever grateful that he took the time to stop and sign upon my heart.
Has he done the same for you?
If not, why not ask him, “Can I have your autograph?”
He is not too busy or too big for you!