I've contemplated this before, but always thought it was not completely my style, or that girls don't wear that style so well anymore. I once thought that I'd get swallowed up if I wore the entire outfit....not because it was too big, but because it just had so much identity wrapped into it that I might loose my own. I mean, did I really want to look just like mom? I sometimes thought that someone would mistake me for someone else and take advantage of me if they saw me really owning that old thing and really wearin' it like it was mine for real.
But I have changed m y m i n d and I wonder if my mom has been praying that I would. Lately, I have been thinking of that old, worn thing that she wears and I have been actually longing to have it for my own! I want to see if I can wear it so well as she always has.
This verse reminds me perfectly of her taste in clothes.
7but (Jesus) made himself nothing,
taking the very natureb of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
Yeah, she wears "s e r v a n t ' s" clothes, but they have a royal sparkle, I must say, and an unforgettable flare. Those duds are approachable, touchable, scrunch-up-able. They can do dirty work and they are appropriate for formal events as well. Seriously. It doesn't matter if she is exhausted, sick, distracted, or whatever....she has them on, even underneath her PJs.
Do you know people who wear this royal garment called servanthood, too? Aren't they the most beautiful of all? And they don't even know it. If you do, I bet they are very special to you, too. After awhile this robe seems to become seamless on them. I've always taken for granted that she would wear them....those huggable, lovable, dependable old clothes. Yes, she always will. (Now I am making myself cry). But, I can wear them too, and all of the time, even under my PJs.
|Mom and Jack in 2001|