We stood in the driveway, hesitant to go in. A streetlamp shone overhead, and light beamed out of tall windows on the front of the house. We barely knew the hosts and were pretty sure we did not know anyone else inside. One look at the party inside revealed it to be a fancier event than we expected with a waitstaff serving appetizers and drinks.
“Do you think we dressed nice enough?” my husband asked.
I shook my head. “Probably not.”
Being underdressed feels vulnerable. It is a case of literally not rising to the occasion.
I am so thankful to know when I come into God’s presence. I am always seen as acceptable—never underdressed, shabby, or ‘less than’.
“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord;
my soul shall exult in my God,
for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation;
he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels” (Isaiah 61:10).
Because of Jesus, I get to live clothed in the garments of salvation. I, a daily sinner, am viewed as righteous. Christ purchased for us freedom from all insecurities, inadequacies, and vulnerabilities. By His sacrifice on the cross, He has bought for us the most extravagant robes.
Take a moment now and enter into the joy of our Savior, Jesus Christ, by thanking Him for the gift of His righteousness.