When you got up this morning did you put the right clothes on?
Did you dress for work or for recreation?
Did you put a jacket on to go out?
When you got to work did you take off the jacket?
Did you change your clothes for work?
We get to pick and choose the clothing we wear, usually they are related to where we are, but where we are going in life is much more important than where we are going on a daily basis.
10 I delight greatly in the Lord;Isaiah 61:10 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
27 for all of you who were baptised into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.Galatians 3:27 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
When we are baptised we shed our old selves, we become new in Christ, and with this we are clothed anew, He is our spiritual clothing and something that we cannot take off. Our spiritual clothing is not just for Sunday mornings or church coffee mornings. Our overcoat, in fact, our Greatcoat, is one that can’t be seen but can be experienced by everyone around us.
We can change our physical appearance as often as we like, but when we take on our garments of salvation why would anyone want to take them off?
Grant us we pray, to be a light unto the world,
let the clothes that You provided us with
shine with the light of Your transfiguration
to cast all shadow from this world.