‘Together We Serve’—How These Strangers’ Tattoos Brought One Woman to Tears

When Michelle Torino-Barcelos and her husband went to lunch on Sunday, they never expected to encounter God. At least not in the way that they did.

In a beautiful game of people-watching, Michelle recalls her intrigue of a man, and later his wife, their tattoos and their actions. She took to Facebook to tell about the experience.

Michelle says she and her husband were having a late lunch at McAllister’s Deli when she noticed a young man sitting across from them.

“What caught my attention was the words written in his tattoo on his left arm,” she wrote. “It says, ‘Together we serve’ with a cross sign before it. I told my husband to discretely look at his tattoo, and see how beautiful its meaning is.

Michelle said she was so touched by the tattoo, realizing that it could have double meanings.

“The word ‘we’ may mean as we, as a whole serving God, or ‘we’ can also mean him, together with his other half.”

Michelle discretely took a photo of the guy to show the tattoo to her husband. As they were studying the beautiful ink, a young woman sat down at the table with him. That’s when Michelle saw that the young woman had a matching tattoo on her left arm.

“I thought it was like the sweetest thing ever that I saw from a couple, having that same kind of tattoo written on their arms!” Michelle wrote. “I was thinking, ‪#‎RelationshipGoals‬!”

But what really melted Michelle’s heart was seeing the couple hold each other’s hands to pray before their meal.

“I was like blown away! Not only by seeing how sweet they were but by just simply being bold enough in professing their faith even in public.”

Michelle says her eyes were glued to this sweet couple near their table as they at their meal. She felt like God was stirring in her heart to go talk to them.

“Just to say that we were blessed and inspired by just looking at them, their tattoo, and their faith and love for God. And I did!”


Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm is the Editor of foreverymom.com. An outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure, she lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese all while capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras. Follow her on Facebook.

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