Fashion Trend
By Rhonda Rhea

 
I've always heard that if you keep everything in your closet long enough, all the fashion trends will eventually come back around. What I wasn't told was that I probably wouldn't fit it into any of them by then. I also didn't realize that I wouldn't be so interested in looking "hip" the second time around.
 

Every once in awhile I have what I call a "bad closet" morning. I stand staring hypnotically into my closet waiting for a semi-trendy yet sophisticated outfit to jump out at me. I stare. Nothing jumps. What to wear?
 
Thankfully, my Heavenly Father has already determined what the best-dressed soul is wearing. You can't find this outfit on the shopping channel, and while operators are not standing by to take your order, the Father is always there, ready and waiting with the perfect fit for each of his children.
 
We're told what the well dressed child of God is sporting in Isaiah 61:10. "For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness." I never had to stand and stare for my garments of salvation and my robe of righteousness. As a matter of fact, they didn't even belong to me. My garments of salvation and my robe of righteousness came straight from God through the righteousness of his Son, Jesus Christ. It's Jesus' robe I wear. And I must say, I look mah-velous!
 

Colossians 3:12-14 says, "Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."
 
Did you notice that over all (not to be confused with "overalls" - that's an entirely different look) we're instructed to put on love? Love is the ultimate accessory - our single most important piece of outerwear. It pulls the entire outfit together (binds the other virtues together in "perfect unity"). Now there's a great look - with or without bell bottoms.