"PRCHNG1"

by Neal Pollard
The title above, PRCHNG1, is the vanity tag on my truck. When I said a sentimental goodbye to the “Black Bullet” (my 1985 Chevy Custom Deluxe pickup, which I traded in on a “new” 1992 Dodge Dakota), I transferred the tags down at DMV.
As I picked up a number at the front counter, I had my tags in hand, and the receptionist saw them. It launched an interesting conversation.
She said, “Oh, I’ve always wanted to try that. I bet that’s so fun. Is it scary?”
I was puzzled and said so.
She said, “Your tags. How long have you been parachuting?”
I guffawed.
You may have surmised that it stands for “Preaching One.” I worked with DMV originally to find something that gave that clue. “Preacher,” “Mr Preach,” “Precher,” and several others were already snagged. So, I settled on “PRCHNG1.”
I thought it was clear, but apparently my fellow motorists either think I’m in some airborne division or maybe purchase hand guns. I don’t know.
As Christians, we are told to be salt, light, and leaven, to clearly point others to Jesus.
When others see your works (cf. Matthew 5:16; 1 Peter 2:12), do they conclude that you are a Christian? Or does the general tone and slant of your life lead people to other, contrary conclusions?
Be careful! Others are watching you, and they make assumptions about your character and life by what they see. Make it plain (Habakkuk 2:2)!


As Christians, we are told to clearly point others to Jesus.

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