I took my two little ones to church(Hillsong women) this morning. I dressed Kati (18 months old) in a beautiful light pink set of clothes. It was about 40 minutes drive as I had to drop Ellie to school first. Anyway Jamie found some Easter eggs in the car and she kindly shared with Kati. And by the time we got to church, Kati looked really chocolatish all over her.
Well, what can you do? Babies are babies, they just can't care less what they look to other people. White or pink dresses? Perfect for chocolate messes!
As I was just cleaning up Kati, I couldn't help but thinking, isn't it how we are like a lot of the times with our spiritual clothing? The Lord washed us clean and dressed us in white, the clothes that He dresses us in are costly and of fine quality. But we just take it for granted sometimes. When we let unclean thoughts and gossipy words out, we're just like wiping some yummy chocolate on the dress. The dress that we have is called righteousness. But how many times are we just like the babies, dirtying our white dresses without any sparing thoughts of how we're gonna look like in front of other people? Some times we ask the Lord to dress us in white wedding dresses, but are we really ready to be responsible enough, discipline enough to be "restricted" into the fine clothing? Now I can understand a bit why some of the superstars hate spotlight.
Hmm, maybe that's one of the reasons why we all need to take communion on a regular basis -- to let the blood of Jesus wash our sins off and to keep our garment clean and presentable before our heavenly Father.