One Size Fits All
You’ve seen the sign in department stores. One size fits all? Not likely.
Unless of course it’s a stretchy knit cap or a scarf.
Maybe a wrap of some sort.
One size rarely fits “all.” Most maybe, but surely not ALL.
At least that’s what I believed.
Then I came across this shirt.
I took a picture of it next to my Bible for comparison.
It was advertised as a “one size fits all shirt perfect for travel.” I looked at it in the store and almost laughed out loud. Okay, true confession. I did laugh out loud. But I bought it. Here is a selfie I took of me wearing this shirt.
It is rare we truly find anything where “one size fits all.” And actually, this shirt won’t fit “all.”
Then one day, I was reading in my Bible in the book of Ephesians. The Ephesians were people in a place called Ephesus. The same way I’m known as a Cincinnatian because I live in Cincinnati. I digress.
I’m reading in chapter 4 when it strikes me. The author, Paul, speaks of “one size fits all.” Here’s what he wrote:
“There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”
He’s talking about Jesus. Jesus is indeed the one-size-fits-all.
Jesus lived and died for any and everyone willing to wear his name.
All body types. Seriously.
Consider these body types:
Liars of every size from white lies to whoppers.
Murderers of all sizes, from those who harbor hate in their heart to those who actually commit the crime.
Adulterers. Everyone from lust and fantasy to those crawling under the covers and, well, you get it.
All the evil acts we do or simply imagine…Jesus lived, died, and returned to life to cover those body imperfections. He is a one-size-fits-all Savior.
You think you’re ugly and would never “fit” in with those folks who believe in Jesus?
Try it on. Examine the seams. Read the Bible yourself.
Yes, I know it’s a big book. But do like most people do when they hear about any other best seller. Start with the “good parts.” Read one of the first four books in the second part known as the New Testament. Those are known as the “Gospels” and each offers an account of Jesus’ life on earth. Read a little every day. Then read on. You’ll be surprised to find yourself in the pages.
And if you choose to clothe yourself in Jesus, you’ll find not only a great fit, but you’ll be more attractive to others and happier than you ever imagined.
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