For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. Galatians 3:27
Clothed with Christ — that is a hard concept to grasp!
There is a very informative article about being clothed with Christ. It is written by Matthew Harmon, and can be found here:
He starts out telling us that people are known by the clothes they wear. They reflect our status, values, and priorities. He mentioned that in Hollywood, when people wear designer clothing, they are often asked ‘who they are wearing’. Clothing also reflects our socio-economic status, mood, and character.
He goes on to say that being clothed with Christ is related to three aspects of our faith.
First, it is our union with Christ at our conversion, as in the verse in Galatians: “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.”
Second, it portrays the transformation that occurs as we live our Christian lives. Colossians 3:12 states, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”
Last, is the transformation of our earthly bodies when we are resurrected from the dead.
2 Corinthians 5:1-6: Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.
Dear Jesus, clothe me with You! It is Your purpose that my life reflects my relationship with You! Fill me with Your Holy Spirit! Let Your light so shine in my life, that I can be a light to others, and can penetrate the darkness in this world! Thank You! Amen! .
I wrote about a Catholic nun from Spokane, Washington, who entered many physically challenging events. She was dubbed, “The Iron Nun”. Recently, she attempted the Iron Man event in Kona, Hawaii. According to the news, http://www.khq.com/story/26764283/sister-madonna-buder-unable-to-finish-ironman-championship , they reported that she did not finish the event. However, she was able to finish 74.7 miles of bike riding, and 24 miles of swimming! For an 84 year-old, That is amazing!
The winner,Kienle, from Germany, had this to say:
“I never thought I was going to win this,” said Kienle, the Ironman 70.3 winner in 2012 and 2013. “Never judge a life on one bad day. Judge it on for the best day.”