“[For my hope is] that their hearts may be encouraged as they are knit together in [unselfish] love, so that they may have all the riches that come from the full assurance of understanding [the joy of salvation], resulting in a true [and more intimate] knowledge of the mystery of God, that is, Christ,”
Colossians 2:2 AMP
Knit together in unselfish love.
As soon as I saw that, I immediately thought of Mrs. Dolly Parton and the movie she made about her coat of many colors.
Her momma told her it was like the one Jospeh wore.
That coat got both of them into trouble.
Persecution came out of that coat.
But I’m thinking of our Father this morning, and how He has made a coat of many colors for us-
He fashioned us to be knitted together, unselfishly.
And when I say He made us the coat,
that’s what I mean.
We all wear it.
We’re all His favorite Son.
Selah. The Bible often says.
STOP for a moment as think about this fact.
When you and I place our trust in Jesus, we take on His Coat-
That His daddy made for Him.
The colors, that’s us.
I loved Dolly’s coat in the movie.
I’m a patchwork kinda girl.
I love to see old things renewed and restored.
Well, cause that was me.
But Dolly’s peers didn’t understand the significance, and neither did Joseph’s brothers.
What our Father meant to beautify us with-
Our diversities of gifts, our personalities, even our passions,
Often end up like the coat in the stories-
Stripped off, thrown down and ashamed of.
“Why couldn’t my talent look like such and such?”
“Who do you think you are using that gift?”
These questions and assaults, among others, leave us lied to and feeling disqualified, instead of favored,
which was what the coat was meant to signify.
Brothers and Sisters, it wouldn’t be a coat of many colors, if it didn’t have many colors.
And by the way Color originally came from God’s heart, so no matter how the devil had tried to counterfeit the meaning-
Color is a good thing.
All those colors and patch working-
Jesus said, that the whole world would know His disciples by their Love for one another.
Threaded or knitted together in Love.
So, I say, we give Jesus the gift for His Birthday that He’s actually given us.
Let’s put on our coat of many colors and resist the lies of the enemy to be anything other than who God called you to be.
If you be Christ’s, your an asset to me, not a threat.
I love your color and it helps accent mine!
If there is a particular patch work that you’ve torn off-
I admonish you to see them the way God does-
They are His favorite.
And they are a part of your coat.
So, mend that tear.
Let’s allow God’s handiwork as the Greatest Seamstress.
He’s worth it.
Like Dolly finally realized-
Her momma spent hours on that coat, and pieced every patch together in her great Love for Dolly.
I pray today, that We, His favorite
realize the Love that the Father has for us all.