You won’t need any spray paint for this …

Graffiti from the 1800’s discovered by workers renovating the Washington Monument has very different tone and substance from that usually found today on the sides of buildings and subway cars.

The graffiti on the Washington Monument states: “Whoever is the human instrument under God in the conversion of one soul, erects a monument to his own memory and more lofty and enduring (sic) than this,” The inscription is signed by “BFB” and can now be viewed by visitors to the monument.

With everyone we come across in life, we leave a mark. With some, it’s more like graffiti, only not of the eloquent nature. With others, it’s the words of a witness and can be life-changing.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere — in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth,” Acts 1:8.

It was Jesus’ intent that we scrawl a witness across the lives of people we encounter so that they may all hear His good news and be saved.

Are you a witness?

Are you telling everyone, everywhere, about Jesus Christ?

What are you writing onto the lives of the people who cross your path?