You know how this goes.
It comes ‘round this time of year every year. You dive into the mall, about a couple of weeks prior to the "Big Day." Yes, you think it’s all about the outfit.
You put it on your credit card which you still haven’t paid off from Christmas and off you go, packing your Easter Best to dress to impress on the catwalk in the sanctuary on Sunday.
Catwalk in the sanctuary? That doesn’t sound very Christian-like, does it?
No, it doesn’t, but hang with me.
On this day of days, to which only Christmas can compare, doesn’t it actually make sense to show up in your Easter best? I mean, you wouldn’t show up for a job interview wearing cut-off jeans and a tee-shirt. Why would you enter the house of our Lord with anything less than your Easter best?
He was born in a manger, He walked nearly everywhere, He preached and was revered and mocked, and then, He was crucified. Doesn’t He deserve our Easter best?
Absolutely. But here’s the thing …
“A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.
Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”
How’s that for a fashion choice?
Yes, in some circles, it’s all about what you wear, but in the battle, it’s about what you put on … and keep on.
Hmm. It seems to me that body armor, belts, shoes, helmets and swords are here to stay. They may not make a fashion cover, but you’ll certainly BE covered.
Isn’t THAT your Easter best to dress to impress?
Timeless, classic and an outfit for the ages.