Whether a tattoo artist or a tattoo enthusiast, we think of our art as an everlasting mark that time may somewhat fade, but never completely remove. It's one of the most permanent alterations we can make in the flesh... but what about the spirit? What about ink that is eternal?
Imagine... eternal ink. An ink so rare, you would sell all you own to obtain it. But it can't be bought. It's not for sale. Yet you can possess it because it is freely given. It was made available over 2000 years ago when Jesus was nailed to a cross on Calvary. The innocent blood that was shed on that cross paid for your eternal ink -- your name -- indelibly written in the palm of God's own hand!
Eternal Ink is a sworn covenant, written in Holy blood. And it's free. It has to be free because you can't be good enough to deserve the Master Tattooist's Eternal Ink... nor can you be bad enough to be denied it.
Now God doesn't do cover-ups. He only inks a clean canvas. Yes, He knows your canvas is already full of bad ink -- the bad works and sin that have scarred your soul and condemned your spirit. But through the miracle of rebirth, God's forgiveness will wash away all your sin, all the bad ink in your life. Then perfect love will guide His hand as He carefully recreates the lines and colors of your very being into a righteous work of living art in His image.
The Artist of the Universe loves you. Just as your are. Right now. His grace opens the door. His mercy invites you in. And His Son has already paid your bill!
If you haven't met the Master Tattooist, you can. God does have an appointed time for you, but He doesn't take appointments. God takes walk-ins. All walk-ins. He's available right now. No waiting. No excuses. Just open your heart and enter!
God's Eternal Ink is very real. It's a free gift, but only available through one source... the blood of Jesus. Salvation -- your Eternal Ink -- is so simple. God has already done all the work. You need only to ask and receive. But the choice to accept the Master's ink is yours. Yours alone.
His Word says that today is the day of salvation. Today is your day to choose. God said, Today I place before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Therefore, choose life. Enter His studio today and pray...
God, I know I've messed up the canvas of my life. I've marked it with sin... bad ink and bad choices. I ask for your forgiveness. Jesus, I believe you died for my sins and that you live today to deliver me and set me free. Come into my heart and be my Lord and my Savior. Forgive me, cleanse me, restore me and heal me. Fill me with your Holy Spirit. Feed me with your Word. Teach me to live by faith and empower me to serve. In your name I pray, Jesus... Amen.
Welcome to God's forever family! The choice you've just made has changed your life permanently. Eternally! Your canvas has been washed clean. All things have become new. Your spirit has been reborn. What was once dead is now alive, recreated in Christ Jesus!
Thank Him. Give God praise! Tell someone about what has happened to you, and then get ready... expect God's best. He has some awesome art planned for you! His hand is gentle. His lines are true. His colors are brilliant. And His work is indeed most excellent!
Get hold of a Bible and read the Master's after-care instructions. The Gospel of John is a good place to start. Read in His Word daily. And pray to your Father. Just talk to Him... and listen.