The next time you see designer clothes, you can find God by remembering who the TRUE designer is.
Was it possible that I needed new bifocals? I took a second look at the price tag to make sure I’d read it right.
Searching for a dress to wear to a family wedding, I had gone into one of my favorite department stores, but ventured into a section that I’d never browsed before. Picking up a pretty dress, I recognized the name of the designer but not the price.
It seemed to me that someone had added an extra digit to the tag!
Later, as I thought about the first designer dress, I decided that even though the prices may be shocking, it is possible to find God in designer clothes.
When Adam and Eve disobeyed God and felt shame for the first time, they made the first clothing—not Tommy Hilfiger, but fig leaves. God had something better in mind. Although their sin forced them to leave their perfect home and suffer painful consequences, God did not abandon them. He fashioned clothing for Adam and Eve from animal skins—garments that were more durable, protective, and less scratchy than leaves (Genesis 3:7-11, 21).
God’s sacrifice of animals to cover Adam’s and Eve’s nakedness foreshadowed the day when Jesus would sacrifice his life to permanently cover our sin. We may try to make ourselves spiritually presentable by following rules or rituals or by being a good person, but that will leave us chronically under-dressed.
Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 13:14 (NIV)
Only the robe of forgiveness provided by Jesus’ sinless life, death, and resurrection is adequate to cover the shame of our sinful condition. Once we accept this incredible gift, our sin no longer separates us from the holy God who created us. We’ll discover that it’s possible to find God in designer clothes that He has provided for us. And we can draw near to him without thinking, I don’t have a thing to wear.
© Dianne Neal Matthews (www.DianneNealMatthews.com). Dianne is a freelance writer and the author of four daily devotional books. This article is adapted from her book, The One Year Women of the Bible (Tyndale House).
For a bit of humor, see this YouTube video: created in the 1930′s and answering the question, “What will Eve wear in A.D. 2000?” Some ideas are not that far off base: a man carrying his own phone, and climate controlled environments, making any clothes comfortable!
Clothing of the Future – Clothing in the Year 2000
What fashions do you imagine will be popular 80 years from now, in 2092? Do you wonder if God ever chuckles at our efforts to clothe ourselves, knowing that in the future we may realize we looked a bit silly? What fashions do you think were awesome in the past that you would never wear now? Click ‘Leave a Comment’ at the top of this post and share your thoughts!