Yesterday I joined a Christian forum and one of the individuals had posted about the Arabic Symbol which means NUN. The symbol is in the picture above.
It refers to the word Nazarene, which is what Christians have been called since the 7th century in the Middle Eastern countries. The word when used, means to portray us as contemptible and disobedient.
But what I did not know is that, Isis uses the symbol to mark homes of Christians in the Middle East. Either to shame them, have them killed, or to run them out of the country. They try to use our own symbol of Jesus against us.
It will never mean contemptible or disobedient to me. For me, the symbol is a symbol of love. Because it is the symbol of my Lord, Jesus Christ! If we must wear a label in this world, instead of Michael Jordan or Ralph Lauren, Nazarene should be it!
“He will be called a Nazarene.” Matthew, end of the sentence in 2:23.
Our media should be “The Nazarene.”
Our publishers should be “Nazarene Publications.”
Our clothes should be by the designers, “Nazarene.”
Bottled water should be, “Nazarene Living Water.”
I guess I am going a little over board. But when we allow others to disgrace our true moniker, they disgrace our Christ. I am proud to be a Nazarene who follows the one, true Nazarene Jesus Christ!
Maybe if we flooded the world; its’ apparel, technology, food, and anything else which requires signage, we might perk up some curiosity. And then we can tell the world about the real Nazarene, Jesus Christ. Conversation must start somewhere, why not with the symbol of the Nazarene?
Of course those wearing the symbol, whether representing a person or a company, must adhere to Jesus’ rules for life. Because it is through demonstration the message is accepted. You can’t wear a t-shirt with the symbol and then cuss someone out who made you mad. But you can state your point of view. Jesus did.
I am probably dreaming the impossible, I always do.
So for now, we Nazarene, must go forward and live our lives according to God’s will and Jesus’ ways. And pray for this world.
God Bless You!
God Bless America!