If your homeschooling family is like most, there are probably many symbols of your faith located in your home. We had several crosses throughout the house that our children made during art class, and our refrigerator was plastered with new Sunday school papers each week. We had the word "Jesus" made with barbed wire and hung on the wall in the kitchen. We even had a screen-saver on our computer's desktop with changing pictures and Scripture passages.

The most unique signs we had of our faith were the computer-generated Scripture plaques my son made for art class. Printed, laminated, and located in strategic places throughout our home, we had God's Word to see and memorize everywhere we went. Scripture passages were on the bathroom mirror, the bed headboard, and the kitchen windows above the sink, and even by the speedometer in the car. These wonderful symbols of God's written promises encouraged us and proclaimed our faith to all who entered our home.

More important than the symbols we have on the outside of our lives is the symbol and seal of the Holy Spirit that we receive on the inside when we become a child of God (Ephesians 1:13). The indwelling Holy Spirit is a reminder of the future inheritance we have in Christ (Ephesians 1:14). We see the power of God as we yield our lives to His control, and He even displays His fruit in us for others to see (Galatians 5:22-23).

How do you display your faith for others to see? What does that cross stand for on the bumper of your car or the front door of your house? Is it just another decoration? If you identify with the One who died upon it for your sins, let His forgiveness change your life. Become a symbol of His unconditional love for the whole world to see! "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God" (1 Corinthians 1:18).

Lord Jesus, thank You for the cross and Your willingness to suffer and die for my sins. I thank You again today for the Holy Spirit's presence in my life. Let both my home and my life symbolize Your love, so others will see the way to eternal life. In Your blessed name, Amen.