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My holy ambition is to bring glory to God through the study of His Word. I am passionate about the observation, interpretation and application of God's Word in our lives.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Are You Dressed Appropriately?

Today was visit the doctor day again at the Senior Residential Living Center. We made two runs--one in the morning and one in the afternoon. It was cold with snow still on the ground.  One resident came to the door dressed in a light jacket.  No gloves, no scarf, no hat just a light jacket.  He got on the bus and nearly froze to death waiting for the heat to come on.  Of course he was dressed for spring and not for winter.  The employee got off the bus and went inside.  She came out with a blanket, gloves, another jacket and a scarf in which to wrap him.  I sat across the aisle from him. It took nearly the whole trip to the doctor before he got comfortable.  On the way back as soon as we got out of the elevator He wanted me to dress him again in all his outer wear.  I was happy to do so.

Later that afternoon, granted it was a bit warmer, we took another resident to get her eyeglasses.  She was wearing mittens, a warm coat, a hood and boots.  She did much better in keeping warm.  She was appropriately dressed for the winter like climate.  One was dressed appropriately and didn't suffer. The other was way under dressed and felt the consequence of it.  Gratefully someone else was there to fit him in more appropriate attire.  I think there is a lesson here.  We are called to put on the full armor of God. In fact, only then can we stand against the enemy's schemes.  If we are under dressed, we are asking for trouble.  We'll suffer negative consequences; some of them very extreme.  But if we take the time to dress ourselves in all the armor God provides we can safely and confidently defeat the enemy's darts, his schemes and his ploys against us. Next time it snows, I bet the first guy comes to the bus fully dressed....

1 comment:

Kathryn Hinkle said...

What a wonderful and practical lesson. We who are soldiers must not leave without our armor.