A New Wardrobe

When I was a girl, I loved playing with dolls.  My sister and I had baby dolls, we played with paper dolls and we had Barbies.  Our Barbies had a beautiful wardrobe of handmade, exquisitely detailed clothes sewn by our mom. We didn’t have all the accessories or purchased clothes – they were too expensive.  But the clothes my mom made were more beautiful than any that could be purchased.  Wool coats with “fur” collars, dresses for day and ball gowns.  We took tender care of our dolls and their clothes and we got such joy playing with them.  Putting a beautiful dress on our doll helped us to feel beautiful and important too.

Can what we “put on” really make a difference in who we are and in our lives?  The Apostle Paul seems to think so.  In his letter to the Colossians, he writes: So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline.  Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense.  Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you.  And regardless of what else you put on, wear love.  It’s your basic, all-purpose garment.  Never be without it. Col 3:12-14 The Message

God has given us a beautiful wardrobe to wear.  Will we?

We’ll be looking for you in worship tomorrow at 9 or 10:30.  May love be something we wear each and every day.

Vikki

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Ichank wrote:
I bought this for my 3 year old grahddaugnter. But she is not really into dolls. So it did not hold her interest very long. I hold it more than she does. I like that its made small for little arms to hold. Its just the right size for a 3 year old to carry around. I actually saw some girls at daycare where I volenteered, and they were having a great time sharing one, which is what prompted me to buy this one. I think my grahddaugnter just is not into baby dolls. It was easy to fill with water. It is not too heavy,and I personally really like it. Now if I could just get the grand daughter to enjoy it as much as I do!

Thu, January 10, 2013 @ 3:11 AM

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