I’m a t-shirt and jeans girl but I think it’s fun to get dressed up to go somewhere special. In high school it was the prom, when we worked at Mercy Ships it was fund raising dinners, and now, well now I don’t have very many opportunities to wear a formal but I love it when Jim and I go to dinner where casual would be out of place. There’s something special about wearing beautiful clothes and shoes and resting on the arm of my husband in his suit or tuxedo that feels so right. I feel like I’m the most important person in the world, and I am to Jim. * smiling *
Excerpts from the song, “And Can It Be,“ remind me of the beautiful clothing I wear ALL the time and why I am special.
“And clothed in righteousness divine,…” Clothed in righteousness. I’m wearing Jesus’ righteousness! I can’t put it on and take it off like trading between my jeans and fancy clothes. No matter where I am or how I’m behaving his righteousness is mine.
“Amazing love! How can it be.” He paid an enormous price for me to wear this outfit. This ought to make me grateful and fall on my knees in worship and it does sometimes but not all the time. Sometimes I just want to wear my old raggedy jeans, slouch on the sofa, and do what I want to do. Even then, I’m clothed in beautiful clothes. This reality humbles me and causes me to look up, repent and give thanks.
“Bold I approach th’eternal throne, And claim the crown, through Christ my own.” I’m a poor wretched sinner and a daughter of the King, no matter what!
I love this song, “And Can It Be,” I hope it will encourage you with the Gospel’s amazing love.
Living Outside the Lines sports the most spectacular wardrobe available to man!
How boldly do you approach the throne?
What makes your boldness toddle?
How do you stand against condemnation?
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