Over the past few years though, his eyesight has dimmed and he can't tailor the way he could when his vision was sharp. I remember shopping with confidence knowing he could fix anything that didn't fit me quite right. So, I wouldn't hesitate to buy things that needed altering. I knew he would be ready and willing to make the necessary changes to my clothes, transforming them to fit my crooked body.
|This is my sewing machine. It belonged to my dad.|
Just as my dad has been my personal tailor all my life, I think of Jesus as my spiritual tailor. There have been many things I've taken on that don't fit me so well. Things like anger, judgment, self-pity, doubt. Shall I go on? Things that only HE could turn into something better and "perfect". Jesus takes those things that don't look good on us and transforms them into something more. Something beautiful. I recently heard a discussion about how we often think we are not enough. Not pretty enough, skinny enough, good enough, etc. Can we just stop this thinking? Can we remember that we can take those thoughts to Christ? These thoughts need alterations! It is in those moments, that we must remember that we can go to Jesus with confidence. He stands in the gap, fills it, and makes us enough. He applies his TRUTH to our lives! He is the one that takes a poor fit (a lie we believe) and alters it.
My dad took something that didn't fit me and changed it into something flattering. He could transform a garment so that it looked like it was custom made just for me. What are you wearing these days that doesn't fit right? Go to Christ with confidence. He will alter whatever it is and will change it into something that designed to fit you perfectly.
I will go before you and make the crooked places straight;
I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.
I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places,
That you may know that I, the Lord, who call you by your name,am the God of Israel... Isaiah 45:2-3