While at Target, I often frequent the clearance rack. Sometimes things are first-markdown worthy (as in, I would be sad if they got away). Other times, I wait it out to see how cheap they’ll get. Several weeks ago, I spotted this sweatshirt-type shirt with a screen print on it that I couldn’t get out of my mind. I didn’t buy it because it’s nothing like anything I usually wear. Well, that, and it says, Rebel at Heart. If you know me at all, you understand the irony. I’m a rule-follower
to a fault.
A week or so later, it had been marked down to $6.00, and I was still thinking about it, so I went for it.
It’s been at my house now for a couple of weeks. I wasn’t able to bring myself to wear it. I mean, really? Rebel at Heart? Right.
So, early Saturday morning, while I was wide awake, I opted for a little Bible reading instead of finishing up The Great Gatsby (anyone else super excited about that movie?) during my spell of 3:00 to 4:00 am insomnia. I came across this scripture as I read:
Did you catch that? Rebels: sinners, transgressors. Yes. I am a rebel at heart. Try as I may, I fall short of the glory of God. Only through Christ am I able to get to The Kingdom. As a Christ follower, I am called to reach out to fellow rebels and share Christ. I am called to use my words, my actions, my attitudes, my parenting, my whole life as a reflection of Christ’s love.
So, I have no idea if I’ll wear the shirt or not, but I’ll certainly use it as a reminder of my call. (If I do wear it, now I’ve got a great conversation starter, too!)