Friday, July 25, 2008

The Best Kind of Garment

"I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, and my soul shall be joyful in my God: for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, and covered me with the robe of righteousness: He hath decked me like a bridegroom, and as a bride attireth herself with her jewels."

~ Isaiah 61:10 ~

The Wedding Procession by Sir Luke Fildes

As much as I love sewing, historic costume, and design, the temporary garments that I make are nothing to the ones that Christ has given me. Only His covering will never tear or stain or wrinkle; only His robes fit perfectly. I find it so easy to get caught up in the everyday cares of life, disregarding the eternal gift I have been given and spending too much of my time on temporal pursuits. But, in truth, I should take as much care and time on my spiritual well-being as I would for my wedding attire if I were a bride.

Something for me to think about as I deal with a limited traveling wardrobe!


  1. I so agree with you Shannon! If only it were so easy to remember this day in and day out.

    When reading your sister's blog, I noticed you may be out my way on your trip. I don't know when you will be on the west coast, but perhaps you will be so at a time we may meet up. If on a Sunday, in time for church may want a church to attend.

    Just some thoughts.

    Hope you are having a safe and enjoyable trip, even if your wardrobe is minimal:-)

    Lots of love,

  2. Oh Sommer, I would have loved to have met you! I didn't realize you lived out on the west coast! We're in Seattle today, and we're heading east the day after tomorrow. I can't say I'll be in the Pacific Northwest again anytime soon, but if you're ever in Florida... ;-)

    Love in Christ,

  3. Oh, that is too bad..sorry I missed you! Yes, we live in the Bay Area of California and it sounded like you may have been very close by. I have family up in the Seattle area as well. I do hope you are enjoying yourselves. Have safe travels!

    And yes, I will look you up if ever we head to Florida:-)

    Lots of love,


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