I’m Clothed in Christ
“... for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” Galatians 3:27
I’ve become my mother. I realized this when my son begged me not to go in the carpool line wearing my bathrobe. This comical, embarrassing habit helped me understand a biblical metaphor. Many times, the Bible talks about how we are cloaked in Jesus’ robe of righteousness, or as this verse states, have been “clothed with Christ.”
I vividly grasp the concept that our Savior provides a covering over my ugly—my stains from sin—because I know how many times my housecoat has covered my mismatched and tattered clothes. Christ’s perfect overcoating wraps around our imperfections. Once this happens, the Father only sees His Son’s perfection. We’re a new person. This grace is even more powerful because it’s a robe that can’t be taken off. Like a permanent seal, it remains on the Christ-follower for eternity. We are united with Christ forever.
If you have received salvation through Jesus, then you have put to death your old self and have been raised to new life with Him. Take comfort knowing your new clothing will last forever. No longer will you face trials or hardships alone. You have a partner willing to fight for you. He’s cleaned up your sin stains and made you like Him. Now, that’s a robe your family will be glad to see you wear.
Kristen Terrette holds a Master's degree in Theological Studies and served as a Children's Ministry Director for five years. She cherishes her Southern roots and currently lives forty-five minutes outside of Atlanta, GA. She’s following her dream by writing Christian fiction during the day and being a wife and mom come early afternoon when the family arrives home. She serves on the Wholly Loved Ministries team, serves at her local church on the women's leadership and teaching team, and writes for Crosswalk.com. To see her blog and novels, check out her website at www.kristenterrette.com.
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