Constantine the Great is credited with being the originator of the Easter Parade. It began on the first Easter Sunday following his conversion. On that day, he ordered the members of his court to wear their finest garments to honor and celebrate the resurrection of Christ.
What will we wear for our Easter garments this year? New clothes covering an old nature? Costly garments hiding a deceitful heart? Changing our apparel will not change our attitudes or our actions.
When we walk with the Lord, He will make all things new from the inside out. He is able to change our old nature into one of His making, a deceitful heart into one devoted to loving Him and our stale thoughts into fresh new insights into the way He wants us to live.
When we turn our lives over to the Lord, we will not need to worry about what we wear or where we walk in a parade. We will be covered with His grace, demonstrate His goodness and reflect His greatness wherever we are.
Prayer: Lord, sometimes it is easier to dress the part than to live the part of being a Christian. I ask that You give me the strength to live my life through the power that comes from the Holy Spirit: in Your Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: Colossians 3:1-14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.