Paul bore the scars of his missionary experience. He not only proclaimed the message of the cross; it was imprinted on his body. We may not be called upon to produce the marks Paul could produce, but there are marks which identify us.
If we belong to Christ we are branded. Within the shared life of the people of God, the mark is the fruit of the Spirit. And in that body, the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ is received and shared. What mark identifies you as a follower of Jesus? As you journeyed through Galatians, how has that mark helped you identify God’s grace?
Paul points to the identifying mark of love throughout Galatians. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ guide your words, actions, and intentions today.
Jesus, all glory and honor are yours. Thank you for loving me for who I am and not leaving me where I am. Use me today to share your love with others. Amen.
Where did Christ’s love, the mark of the Spirit, show up in your life today?
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If you haven’t taken a moment to review the “Overview of Following Jesus Every Day: Galatians,” please do so. You’ll find a few tips that will help you start this journey.