“As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, CLOTHE yourselves with compassion, kindness and patience.” Colossians 3:12
The original Greek word for clothe (put on) is enduo. It contains the prefix en “in” and duo “to sink, go in or under, to put on” The complete idea is not only the literal meaning of dressing, but the figurative meaning of assuming qualities or virtues.
I hope this image grabbed your attention as it did mine. The lady’s name is Joy, and she is a missionary along with her husband and children, to the people of Haiti. The child is a little girl she found on a riverbank, covered in sores. My friend quickly scooped up the child and carried her home where she bathed her, treated her sores and is nursing the child back to health.
Joy is a beautiful woman, but more, she is clothed in compassion, kindness and patience. And her clothing is better than any label she left in her well-stocked American closet when she abandoned it all to serve full-time in Haiti. And she’s willing to die doing it. “As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved,” let us clothe ourselves in like manner…that others may benefit, and see Christ.
Rachel Lee Carter (C) Modeling Christ 2011
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