You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Ephesians 4:22-24 NIV

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Canada has some traditional clothing worn by early settlers. Settler communities embraced the Mackinaw jacket for its warmth and durability. Made from thick wool, it was well-suited for cold weather and outdoor work. The Mackinaw jacket remains celebrated in modern Canadian fashion, preserving the nation’s rich heritage and diverse identities. French-Canadian voyageurs wore the Capote, a hooded coat made from wool or other warm materials. It provided protection against the harsh Canadian winters and was a practical garment for those navigating the wilderness.

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We all have times in our lives when we want to look our best. We take time to prepare, making sure our appearance and attire are just right. This is common for human beings all over the world, in every culture I’ve experienced. I often wonder if we Christians, take just as much time to make ourselves look our best spiritually. The Bible speaks to this in Ephesians 4:22-24: “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” It’s time to take off our spiritual work clothes – stained by sin, pride, lust, greed, envy, covetousness – we could go on and on – and put on the new clothes that Jesus has prepared for His people. These new clothes are marked by the righteousness of Christ, and they set us apart. How much time have you been taking lately to make yourself look like Jesus, inviting him to clothe you in His best?

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley