As my husband and I drove through the Appalachian mountains last week, we thrilled to the brilliant colors of the deciduous forests. Dense tree varietals almost seemed to be vying to win the “most spectacular” prize. Spots of crimson, pinky-violet, orange, and yellows contrasted with the blue-green of the pines.
Nature showing off its best dress.
And then I noticed this:
Trees totally engulfed in vines.
Suddenly, I remembered that God says He covers us with His righteousness.
As these vines completely hid the view of the tree, so Christ’s righteousness covers us. We are seen whole, unblemished in Christ.
For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
In fact, the Bible says we are actually clothed in Christ’s righteousness.
I delight greatly in the Lord;
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.
Because of salvation through Christ, we are no longer clothed in pitiful human rags, instead we are radiantly adorned in His righteousness. We are beautiful, you and I, like a bride on her wedding day.
As we drove along that undulating highway, each time I glimpsed those vines, I remembered.
Complete in Christ.
Daughter of the King.
Dressed forever in His righteousness.
This is how God sees you and me. Beautiful not because of what you or I are wearing, but because we are hidden in Christ.
Whose clothes are you wearing today?
Live your legacy today,
Kirsten D. Samuel
Aftershock Recovery Coach
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