Monday, February 16, 2009

Solomon said, "Vanity of vanities! All is vanity!" (Ecclesiastes 1:2). But Solomon never got to see vanity tags on automobiles.

Jesus told His disciples that they would be His witnesses to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). So if a vanity license plate can spark a discussion and share the faith, then I'm sure wise old Solomon would agree. While our cars are "chasing the wind" (Ecclesiastes 1:14), a word for the Lord on our license plate doesn't have to be a vanity. So here are some samples seen on the road by Flinn and Ikey Gregory of Bluffton, Georgia:

Some are easy to understand, such as these: "BE HOLY," "LOOK UP," "GOD WILL," "SOW REAP," and "NEED HIM."

Other vanity tags refer to favorite scriptures, such as "PSALM 23" ("The Lord is my shepherd"), "LK 14 27" ("Carry your cross and follow Jesus"), "ACTS 2" (The Holy Spirit coming at Pentecost), and "JN 3" ("You must be born again).

I especially like the ones that you have to read aloud to understand, like these: "F8TH," "4 CHRIST," "BLESS B," "SWTMRCY" (Sweet mercy), "LUV 2 SNG," "GDS FAVR," "2 BLESST," "TRI HIM," "IM BLSSD" (I'm blessed), "TRI GOD 2," "JST BLVE" (Just Believe), "BLESS U," and "4 GIVE."

But as much as I enjoyed those, my all time favorite vanity plate must have belonged to a descendant of Eve who was glad to be married. It simply said, "HIS RIB." (See Genesis 2:22).

Copyright 2009 by Bob Rogers.

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