Friday, March 7, 2014
Often, during Lent, holy pieces on the altar are draped in a purple cloth. What can you drape in a cloth, physically or mentally, during Lent to help you focus on your spiritual journey? What is the significance of this for you?
I know someone who actually has a large cross which she drapes with purple as her prayer center during the season of Lent. As I read this prompt for today, I remember the “virtuous woman” of Proverbs 31. It is stated that “She makes herself coverings; her clothing is fine linen and purple.”
As I pictured her, clothing herself, I recalled the Scripture from Isaiah 61:10a, where we read, “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my whole being shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness.”
I will focus on that robe of righteousness with which Christ has clothed me, as I sing the 4th verse of “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less”by Edward Mote, 1797-1874.
4. When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found,
Clothed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne!
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
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