Stop signs, yield signs, exit signs, and the list could go on.  One thing they have in common is that they are directional in nature.  There are five essential points concerning these signs.  (1) They are visual, (2) they are specific, (3) some point to a direction, (4) they are bold and clear, and (5) they must point in the right direction and be clear about what they are pointing to. 

We’ve all been on a road trip of some sort and it was necessary to us that we be directed towards our destination in some manner.  You probably saw all kinds of signposts along the way.  When you reach your destination, you may have remembered some and forgotten others.  What was important however is that the signposts had done their job.  They got you to where you wanted to go. 

“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus” Acts 4:13 Now I don’t suppose these men were colorful by their clothing, nor that their features would have necessarily made them beautiful, but the characteristics of the signposts were clearly evident 

  1. They were visual – They were among the people where the Lord had commanded them to be 
  2. They were specific about the message being revealed to the people 
  3. They were pointing to that destination which awaits all believers who trust in Jesus 
  4. They were bold and clear in their witnessing of Jesus 
  5. They were not out to glorify themselves but rather to glorify God and His Son 

Sign posts need not be complex.  Our witnessing need not be complex either.  I like to think that we – as Christ’s witnesses on earth – are living signposts pointing to Jesus.  Let these words from 1 Peter 3:15 serve as a signpost for you; “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have, but do this with gentleness and respect”