We have freedom to wander when we’re clothed in the white garments of Christ.
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“All who are victorious will be clothed in white.
I will never erase their names from the Book of Life,
but I will announce before my Father and his angels
that they are mine.”
Revelation 3:5 New Living Translation
It’s easy to get lost in a world of white.
When I took this picture, frozen fog covered Colorado Springs. Those who drove in the fog probably didn’t appreciate their commute, but the frost was spectacular. It created a world of white.
The beauty of the frost that covered the plants and trees is an amazing picture of what waits for those of us who remain faithful in Christ. These white garments are a picture of something we have yet to experience. They symbolize eternity. They never fade, grow dingy or deteriorate.
The art of staying faithful to Christ is not something we bring to the table, it is the work of God’s Spirit. When we consider our lives in this broken and fallen world, a world that mocks the cross, it is easy to give up, and without the Holy Spirit we probably would.
Holy Spirit guarantees that our names will remain in God’s Book of Life. As we stay connect to Christ through his Word we need not be afraid that God will erased our names. Our names are written with his blood.
These garments are the clothing of Christ. As such Jesus declares before his Father that we belong to him. There is no reason for us to stand in fear of God. His Son has clothed us in his righteousness so that we might stand before God now and for eternity.
This work of Christ in our lives is a world of white and it’s easy to get lost in a world of white, not in fearful way, but in a state of wonderment.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner