I can remember when I was a child and seeing this as a bumper sticker on cars. Sadly, my parents were heathens and wouldn't be caught dead with such a sticker on their cars. They, in fact, ridiculed those who did. They honked, but not to proclaim their love for our Lord and Savior, but to mock those who did.
I didn't grow up in an environment that was pro-Jesus. God was something my mother used against me as a means to keep me in line with her rules. Too many times she would tell me that God was going to strike me down if I did anything wrong. And so I earned the nickname of "Goody-Two-Shoes" my siblings gave me.
So, like a lot of kids, I thought God was to be feared rather than to be loved, adored, and praised. Yes, I learned the song "Jesus Loves Me" in vacation Bible school over the summers because I was lucky enough to have a friend whose mother hosted them.
Despite learning that Jesus loved me, I always had that fear in the back of my mind. When I got saved as a teenager, I began to share that faith with my parents--both of whom did not get saved until on they were on their deathbeds, but at least it happened! Jesus can break through any barrier that would keep you from knowing him.
The reason for this post? Lately, I've heard a lot of honking out there, but mostly for the wrong reasons. So next time you get the urge to honk at someone on the road, ask yourself if you're doing it to show the love of Jesus!