"For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ."Galatians 3:27
Prison has ruined the color khaki for me. During all business hours, we have to wear our prison-issued uniforms, khaki shirts and pants. Having us all covered in the same color makes it easy to tell who is an inmate and who is not. The corrections staff all wear different uniforms which also easily identify them.
But I wear a much more important uniform than my prison-issued one. You wear it, too. It is the clothing of Christ. When God looks at us, He does not see the guilty person and all the sins we’ve committed; He sees the covering of Christ. David says in Psalm 32, “Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered” (v. 1). How wonderful to know that the Lord of lords has covered my sin!
Clothing ourselves with Christ serves another purpose. Just as putting on my prison uniform makes me look like an inmate, putting on Jesus makes us look more like Christ. It’s a good thing when we Christians look so much like Christ that we are easy to tell apart from the rest of the world.
Lord, Your grace is still amazing...
It covers me.
(Danny Chambers, 2012)