Um, I guess I'll just blurt it out....
I'm thinking of getting a tattoo!
There! I said it....outside of the confines and safety of my home. I've been thinking about it for quite some time, but wasn't sure what I wanted. Well, I have finally settled on what I want my tattoo to say, and here it is...
Ὑμεῖς γὰρ ἐπ’ ἐλευθερίᾳ ἐκλήθητε
You say, it's all Greek to me? Why, yes, it is indeed all Greek. I wanted words, significant words, but I personally don't care for English word tattoos. So, once I settle on the words I wanted, I chose Greek.
I'm thinking maybe I won't tell you what it says....would that be mean of me? Maybe you should look it up for yourselves, hmmm?
No, I guess I will tell you. It says..
"You because for freedom were called"
Translated into proper English, it says "For you were called to freedom," which is the first part of Galatians 5:13.
The whole verse says, "For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another." (But that would be too many words to fit around my ankle)
Now, some of you are asking the ever important question....WHY?
Those that know me well know that this past year has been a growing year for me. A year in which I have gained a fuller understanding of the freedom I have in Christ and His unconditional love for ME. I have also felt a more firm conviction on his calling in my life. He has called me to live for him in a way unique to me, just as he calls all believers to live in a way unique to them.
So, there you have it. Not sure when I'll get the tattoo...I need to overcome my fear of pain first, but you can be sure to see it here first, once the deed is done.