Thursday, March 19, 2020

In their own words: Day 23

Galatians 3.27

As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

Clothing matters. It keeps out the cold and covers up whatever we feel we need to cover! But clothing isn’t just a practical thing. Clothing can signal important things about us. Some of us wear uniforms. Some of us express our personalities through our clothing. At Seal, we wrap the newly baptised in a white shawl as a sign that they are being “clothed with Christ” – “Christ-ened” - wrapped in the love of God. But the real evidence of our “Christ-ening” isn’t a white shawl (or a cross worn round our necks or a slogan on t-shirt) but the way we live our lives. This is what speaks most loudly of Christ’s influence in us to others. Paul tells the Galatians – Christians from central Turkey – that they should “clothe themselves with Christ”, living in such a way that it is obvious to others that something has changed in their lives.

What do the clothes you wear say about you? Do you wear a uniform, or have a distinctive “style”? How do you “clothe yourself with Christ, so that others can see the impact your faith has on you?  

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