Ahhh… This is the dilemma. I want to share my faith even when I don't open my mouth but should it be subtle, not so subtle or even bold? Do I want to whisper or shout? I am not ashamed of my faith or my relationship with the Lord but I want my shirt design to draw people and cause them possibly to ask questions. Maybe even look at my shirt and ask me "what does that say?" and give me the opportunity to talk about the Lord.
I'm not trying to hide and I'm not trying to hit someone over the head... Wherein lies the balance???
The reality is that we need both. The one that whispers and the one that shouts. The one that simply says "Jesus" and people see it and the Holy Spirit speaks to them Himself, and the one that looks like a neon sign that provokes people to wonder "what makes them so excited about God?"
I love my shirts with verses, crosses, sayings, designs that speak about my faith and then the ones where people have to ask you about it. I can't tell you the number of times people have asked "what in the world is a wild eyed tribe?"
Well.... I'm glad you asked.