Last week at church I was asked how to spell “Jesus is my Savior” in Greek for a young person who wanted an exceedingly cool, Christian tattoo. The Greek letters wouldn’t translate from MS Word to this blog, so if you’re interested in spelling this tattoo correctly you’ll have to email me directly.
I verified the spelling with Gary Meadors, who said that because he hangs out with bluegrass “artists” this is not the first time he’s been asked to compose a spiritual tattoo. Gary is retiring after this year and taking his talents to South Beach, but before he goes he has started his own blog. Please visit and tell him to post something–anything.
A few reflections on the “Jesus is my Savior” tattoo:
1. My education is finally beginning to pay off. Is anything more recession proof than Christian body art?
2. I’m thankful that the fads in my youth were not permanent. We had mullets, perms, and jams, but nothing that we couldn’t easily cut off or throw away.
3. Are Christian tattoos softening up the saints to receive the mark of the beast? Sorry, that one slipped in from Jack Van Impe.
4. Depending on how the epidermis on this young person ages, by the time she is 85 her tattoo might read “Jesse is my salad.”
5. That might hurt her chances when she stands before Jesus and answers the question He learned from Evangelism Explosion: Why should I let you into heaven? She’ll turn around and say, “See what it says right there? Oh, never mind.”
6. I agree with the parents of this young lady who, although they are not too excited about her inking her back, nevertheless appreciate her heart that led her to want to do this. I hope that she will always trust Jesus as her Savior, even if her tattoo eventually stretches and fades into something else.
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