“ROOOOXAAAANNE…you don’t have to put on the red light.”
Have you ever owned anything that invokes lyrical responses from your family and friends?
Please meet my donation of the day…
My very dusty little red light. And, yes. It has a little red light bulb, too.
I purchased this because I like the color red, and because I wanted anything that would get people talking. Not about how much I loved God and how great He is, but about me, and how risqué I could be.
How embarrassing. And, how far have I come! WOW!
Due to intense negative connotations that everyone seems to tell me about, I am donating it on. I usually don’t cave to societal norms, but this time I can’t get that blasted song out of my head every time I see it. Dang you, Police!
I realize it is “just a little red lamp.” But, I can no longer live with any items that do not reflect the glory and majesty of God. I cannot live with any items that point others’ eyes to the world, and not toward the beautiful eyes of Christ. This lamp — as cute and simple as it may be — definitely points people in the wrong direction.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (emphasis added)
Do you have an item that reminds you too much of the “old” you? If you have items that are no longer who you are — or who you are in Christ — it may be time to let them go.
Your Christ-following child of the ’80s,