Ready? Let’s Suit up!
*CLOMP THUD CLOMP THUD*
I apologize for the racket.
I’m making a little more noise than usual as I walk around today.
Typically, I’ll just wear regular clothes, but today, I feel the need…
for the Armor of God.
Know what I’m talking about? Read it here from Ephesians.
Therefore put on the full armor of God,so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:13-17
Yep. So I’ve got my great big Belt of Truth on. It’s got a gigantic buckle with a dove on it. Very disco, if you ask me.
And I’ve got a big ole breastplate of Righteousness. (With a giant “R” on it, of course)
Next, I’ve got some huge clunking gospel boots for some all-terrain Peace making.
Oh, and don’t forget my shield. I’ve never actually tried to intercept a flaming arrow before, but I can attest that this shield of Faith is heavy duty.
Then I’ve got my classy helmet of Salvation, decorated in rhinestones and cubic zirconia.
And last but not least, my sword of the Spirit. It’s not really very sharp, but it gleams a brilliant white light.
Do you know how many thrift stores and Renaissance festivals I had to go to get all this stuff?
To be honest, it’s hard for me to even type out this devotion, with all the gear I’m carrying today.
Actually, I seem to be chafing a little bit.
And I’m quite hot.
Upon further reading, I think this passage is supposed to be a metaphor.
In other words, we can carry Truth, Peace, Righteousness, Faith and Spirit with us, all with no hindrance.
Just because the Armor of God isn’t made out of metal, that doesn’t mean it’s not there.
Each morning when you get dressed, it can be a part of your wardrobe.
Can you imagine the benefits?
All you have to do is pay attention to what you’re putting on.
Let’s SUIT UP!
Have a great week,