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Clothe me with compassion


Fabrics are fabulous. I love the feel of different textiles: the smoothness of silks, the fuzziness of flannels, the crispness of cotton, and the wonderful warmth of wools. As a lifelong sewing enthusiast, I probably possess a particular passion for cloth and customized clothing.

Over the years, I’ve stitched up everything from Easter frocks to prom dresses, swimsuits to business suits, tote bags to Christmas tree skirts, and sleepwear to sundresses.

Yes, I adore exploring various fabrics. 

In fact, I even worked in a fabric store to pay my way through graduate school. I actually enjoyed unrolling and re-rolling bolts of corduroys, ginghams, and fleeces to help customers begin their own sewing and decorating projects.

The colors, patterns, and textures intrigued me and soothed the stresses of advanced schooling.

Fabrics can be comforting in a host of ways.

God promises to clothe His people in His righteousness, covering us with robes of purity purchased with His own Son’s blood at Calvary. What a comfort that is!

If the Master of the universe, the Creator of all, can wrap us in such compassion and love, then surely He can garb us in like manner – even now.


Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (Colossians 3:12, NIV)


Lord, help me to give up the tattered rags containing sorrow, guilt, jealousy, selfishness, pride, worry, and other unworthy threads. Clothe me in Your compassion, for I need it every day. Mark me with Your mercy. Button me up in Your protection, purge me from the stains I carry, and smooth out the wrinkles in my soul.

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