Today is Egyptian Day for our daughter’s second grade class. Rachel took great care in getting dressed this morning. She wore a white gown embroidered in hues of blue and gold. Her collar and bracelets are adorned with gold braiding and blue sequence attached to a translucent blue cape. Upon her head she placed a gold crown and gold sandals on her feet. Rachel looks like and Egyptian Princess. She looks like royalty. She looks beautiful.
As she walked out the door this morning she asked,” Mommy, how am I going to keep this clean and how will I go to the bathroom?” I offered practical instructions and wished her a good day at school.
After the kids left for school, I sat in my red chair and prayed: “Lord this is your book that you breathed into existence, please explain it to me. Amen.” As I was turning the pages to my current place in Ruth, the Bible fell open to Ezekiel and a paragraph jumped off the page. Here is what caught my attention:
I clothed you in fine linen with an embroidered dress and I covered you in costly garments. I placed leather sandals on you. I adorned you with jewelry, bracelets, and a necklace. I placed a beautiful crown on your head. Because of the splendor I had given you, made your beauty perfect, declares the Sovereign Lord.
Ezekiel 16: 9-14 (NIV & my version)
This is what I love about God…He gets personal! Only God could open His book to the exact paragraph that describes our little girl, just 20 minutes earlier! Only God!
The passage of text represents what happens to us when we accept Christ as our Savior. He gives us a new life and new clothing. We get to be covered in the garments of His royalty. I love how God reminded us in that verse of Ezekiel “I clothed you…I covered you…I adorned you…I made your beauty perfect.” He is reminding us that no one else can make you whole again, no one else can forgive your sin, and no one else can make you beautiful because I am the Sovereign Lord.
God’s desire is to clothe you in His royalty.
All you have to do is ask, and He will do the rest.
What sovereign truth is God speaking to you today?
Adorned in His grace,
P.S. Wouldn’t you know, I’ve searched all my files and cannot find one photo of Rachel in her Egyptian costume from Mrs. Elliott’s class.
~April Dawn White
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