Dressed to Kill
Have you ever had to stand transfixed, morbidly contemplating the contents of my closet - I’m just a tad bigger than in days of yore, so it often takes longer than I’d like to find something remotely close to going on my “current version”. It’s almost as if I think the clothes in there will magically transform if I wait long enough. Since I can’t be skinny enough to wear them anymore, seems like the clothes could at least stretch with age like me, but they sure don’t oblige, so I just stand there and moon over them.
I know, I know, its pretty weird. But, I’m the worst pack rat in existence – Some of those clothes are authentic antiques from when I was in my late teens and early twenties. Funny thing is, a lot of them are back in style again. Yeah, well, lots of good it does me – I can’t get my big toe into most of them. You’d think I’d just sack them all up and clothe the entire female population down at the local homeless shelter. I just have to get motivated, I guess.
There’s no rational explanation I can offer… except prideful delusions of stupid “Barbie” doll memories. Not to worry, though. Pride has a way of simmering down when thrown into the refiner’s fire! And, I can still rely on His fit every time. You see, when it’s from God, it’s free, given to all His children who would come in need and it does come in an expandable fit. Yea, come to think of it, His garment of salvation grows right along with me. Christ’s unmatchable act of sacrifice wraps around me no matter what, so that even in my swollen state, (head included), he’s got me covered. It’s a most luxurious fit. But the absolutely incredible part is that my Savior calls me His own “beautiful bride!” You gotta love it!
In Isaiah 61:10, the bible tells us what the well-dressed child of God is sporting these days: "He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness." I know one thing, I’ve never had to squirm and fight my way into God’s garments. You know, I’ve always thought that spandex just is not of God! Anyway, my garments of salvation and my robe of righteousness did come straight from God through the righteousness of his Son, Jesus Christ. It's Jesus' robe I wear. And I must say, I look and feel like a real winner in it!
Colossians 3:12-14 has even more to say about some pretty cool attire. "Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."
Did you notice that phrase, over all (not to be confused with "overalls" - that's an entirely different look), we're instructed to put on love? Love is the ultimate accessory – Just kind of pulls it all together, if you know what I mean. With or without the thunder thighs, we’re talking one really great look!
, we're instructed to put on love? Love is the ultimate accessory – Just kind of pulls it all together, if you know what I mean. With or without the thunder thighs, we’re talking one really great look!