You’ve seen him on TV! He’s the guy at all the
sporting events popping up at the most dramatic moments with
his trademark wig--a multi-colored afro--and sign: “John
3:16.” His name is Rollen Stewart, a.k.a “Rainbow
Man,” and he abandoned his home and marriage to live
out of his car in a never-ending quest to stay televised with
his message proclaiming his new found faith. He’s said
he’s attended more than 1000 events.
We don’t see him anymore. He’s in prison. He made
some bad decisions, but the message of his sign lives on. “John
3:16” is a verse from the Bible that sums up the entire
Christian faith: “For God so loved the world that He gave
His only begotten Son so whosoever believes in Him shall not
perish but have everlasting life”.
College marketing professors might disagree with Stewart’s
techniques but his antics have left an indelible mark on many
of us. Who knows how many hurting lives might have been touched
by that simple sign in the middle of a ball game!
John 3:16” continues to give hope today. It is the reason
why Good Friday comes up in a few short weeks. It’s the
reason behind Easter, three days later. God’s great love
will not give up on us, and He seeks us daily. That’s pretty
good news to tell the world even if it is couched in a rainbow
afro and a sign!
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