Monday, January 17, 2011

New Clothes.....

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New clothes always accompany the transition from season to season, from slavery to freedom, from old to new, from night to day...

The Prodigal Son's return was trademarked by the trading of his tattered rags for a royal robe

Joseph's turning point transpired when he donned the coat of many colors

Esther spent twelve months changing out of the clothes of a commoner into the clothes of a queen

In the same way, from season to season, from slavery to freedom, from old to new, from night to day, the LORD offers us a change of clothing.....He offers a garment of praise in exchange for a spirit of heaviness, the armor of light in exchange for the works of darkness, bridal garments in exchange for prison garb.

And most meaningfully of all, He offers Himself with the incomparable invitation in Romans 13:14 to "Put on the LORD Jesus Christ..."

the ultimate covering
the exquisite exchange
our temporal attire for His eternal embrace...

~***~ New Clothing to wear into Newness of Life ~***~

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"I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness"
-Isaiah 61:10


  1. I like those robes He provides ...

  2. I liked this one... the symbolism and connection among different stories. A "woven" theme (I can't decide if that pun was intended or not!)....

  3. New clothes are gonna look
    smashing on you!!!
    Fresh linen for your heart
    on the way, too....
    light and breathable
    and easy to wear against
    your bare soul.
    A beautiful covering
    provided just for you:)
    Love and blue sky and
    fresh laundry on the line
    hugs to you, friend,