This last Friday and Saturday was the Ruth Rally at Mt. Comfort church of Christ (that’s an area-wide thing for teen girls). Eastgate was represented by four of our young ladies and two sponsors.
As most of you know, Jamie attends school at Arkansas Arts Academy in Rogers. The school day ends for her at 4:20 PM...for our Siloam students, her day starts at roughly the same time yours does, but she gets to attend an extra “Fine Arts” class.
Monica and I were glad Jamie wanted to attend the Ruth Rally and, since it started at 6:00, we figured we would pick Jamie (and, naturally, Gabriel) up at school, get a snack, then drop her off at Mt. Comfort.
Once we dropped her off, the rest of the night and all of Saturday was ours! So Monica and I went to dinner at Applebees...can’t beat their 2 for $20 deal!
While we were there a group of high school students arrived. From the shirts the males were wearing, we could tell they were a part of a cross country team in Fayetteville for a meet the next day.
But what struck me was not the t-shirts the males were wearing, but the, uh, “clothing” the females were “wearing.” One in particular had on a button up shirt that wasn’t buttoned up (at all). When they sat down, she took the outer shirt off to reveal a top that revealed way too much!
With all the stuff going on in the news today concerning women and how they are treated, this young woman seemed to be begging for attention in all the wrong ways. (This is only my perspective, since I know nothing else about this young woman.)
I looked at Monica and simply said, “Thank you God that Rachel and Jamie don’t dress like that!”
Ladies (and gentlemen), we are a child of The King of kings and Lord of lords. Our actions should reflect this. This involves everything about us: the words we use, the places we go, the people we befriend and hang out with, the things we do, and, yes, even the clothes we wear.
So what do your actions reveal about your Father? How do your actions reflect your Father?