“This is the sign to you from the Lord, that the Lord will do this thing that God has promised.”
You may remember a ‘one hit wonder’ song by The 5 Man Electrical Band in 1971 called ‘Signs.’ The chorus to the song said, “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign; blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind. Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?”
This Canadian rock band performed their song on American Bandstand during the height of the Vietnam War in 1972 and it shot to number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
We see and read literal signs every day and in many different places. Some are important signs that guide our driving, telling us when to stop or yield or do not enter. Others are large billboard advertisement signs, or help wanted signs. We are seeing more and more political signs being displayed in yards and of course, signs everywhere telling us to wear a mask, wash our hands and stand six feet apart.
As we continue in these pandemic days and continue to worship only online in order to keep each other safe, we have a sign to share. We have yard signs that say ‘Together Online’ and then give our church name and website address. When we were gathering in-person for worship, I often heard how hard or uncomfortable it was to invite another person to come to church. Well, now you can show them a sign.
If we are looking, we constantly see signs of God’s love, grace, hope and justice in Scripture and through people. One of the calls upon our lives is to offer God our gratitude through worship. By sharing a sign that invites others to worship, we are sharing the good news of God’s love that we have found by living as people of faith and worshipping.
If you would like to share a sign, contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will make sure you get a sign for your yard.