In a week’s time, winter will be officially over. The larger clothing stores have already had their winter sales more than a month ago but on Saturday a little shop at a nearby mall was selling out winter clothes at R30 for any item. Few women could resist such a bargain and I was not one of them. I bought myself two long sleeved tops. I wore one of them over the weekend.
This morning I checked the weather forecast to see that the temperature would go up to 24 degrees and down to 9. I wanted to wear my second new top but thought it would probably make me too hot in the middle of the day. However, we were going out early and it would still be cold for a couple of hours. Moreover, the weather will be warming up over the next week and I might not get another opportunity to wear my new purchase until next year! What should I do?
We are often faced with decisions about what to wear. We have to weigh up the weather, the occasion, comfort, looks, our mood and various other subtleties. My Bible had some very clear instructions this morning. I read Colossians 3:12:
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (NIV)
Father God, Please help me to clothe myself in garments You consider fitting for Your Princess. Amen