Have you ever heard or used these phrases?
Does this go together? Those don’t match! I’m not sure what to wear. It’s September and that’s a summer shirt. Do these shoes work with this outfit? Is this out of style? Does this look okay? Is that what you’re going to wear? Seriously, is that what you’re going to wear? What to wear, what to wear, what to wear?
Early this morning I discovered the perfect lifesaving, all-occasion apparel tip for you and everyone else. The tip was brief and sandwiched between some strong cautionary comments about what not to wear, and how to never again second guess showing up in the wrong attire.
The apparel suggested for you to put on and wear, will fit you perfectly. The covering is beautiful, wonderfully striking, and perfectly designed so you’ll never need anything else. All the other choices offered by the world’s designers will pale in comparison. All you once thought you just had to have to be happy, was necessary, and attractive to you will suddenly appear as they are: filthy, soiled, tattered rags to be discarded. Nothing can compare to this new covering for you once you put it on. It is breathtakingly perfect!
Clothed in this new garment, you will no longer be disgraced, never have to worry about wearing the wrong thing, and believe it or not, ready to meet genuine royalty.
What is this perfect apparel being suggested and presented to you? It is unveiled in the following ten words of encouraging truth for you. Ready?
This is your offering of a lifetime because of these three points:
- You have a choice of all the world’s offerings to clothe yourself, but every one of them will wear out and fail you. Without exception, every other one will eventually prove insufficient for you. Only one offers you an uncompromising promise, the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Clothing yourself with him means you are properly covered forever by the designer, creator, and sustainer of everything that has ever or will ever exist. You can check out his credentials and qualifications here, Colossians 1:15-20 and John 1:1-5. His is the singular unparalleled faithful promise and commitment backed by eternal power and promise. Clothed with him you are perfectly and securely dressed in every conceivable way: body, soul, mind, and spirit.
- What a beautiful word is presence, it paints for your entire person the picture of never being isolated, alone, or insecure. No matter the situation, good or challenging, he is present because you chose to forsake and remove all other coverings and clothe yourself with the ever-present lover of your soul, the Lord Jesus Christ.