Thursday, September 01, 2016


Ah, that's a bit of a weak title, I'll admit.  However, I've long been fascinated by a simple "thread" in the Bible regarding clothing. goes.

The sin issue in the beginning of Genesis with the early couple, Adam and Eve, was revealing.  I mean, really in naked *%#!.  They ate from the fruit in the Garden and...well, you gotta be kidding me.  The first cover-up was immediate as they scrambled from stunning embarrassment.

This eventually led to the likes of J.C. Penney and Polo clothing lines which were developed since those initial days of fig leavery.

When God timed it just right, He approached a place of His Son volunteering to lose his life--on purpose--that we might be saved.  It was on the Cross that the Son of God hung clotheless.  The reason this vision is significant is that Jesus is a picture of each of us; hung out to dry for our sins unless our Savior goes public in his dying to self.

So what's also impressive, I believe, is to read Scripture like Galatians 3:27; For all of you who were baptized into Christ were clothed with Christ.  Baptism isn't a matter of water-wetness.  It is a matter of clothing-witness.  We shed the nakedness of sin and walk in the effective covering robes of Jesus.

This is a clothing perspective that sort of "buttons" down a new understanding for the whole lot of us.  The blood of Jesus cleanses us.  Clothed with Jesus....He's got us covered!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jesus! And thank you for showing me that "angle"!