I am part of a blended family and we just had a divine wedding celebration in early November. Relatives from several states flew in to attend and we partied as a family. Asher who sometimes is called Ashley was also there. A very handsome young boy with a sweet and tender heart. He was wearing a lovely purple velvet dress with floral embroidery and carrying a handbag. No one commented on his dress. I taught him how to Salsa and he was so happy. Laughing and enjoying his uncle’s wedding. His abandonment to joy was infectious.
I learned through his mom that Asher is going through gender confusion and his parents are with him on this. They are loving and very supportive. The kind of love that says I’m with you — embracing and accepting with no judgments.
I don’t know what will happen with Asher in the future, but I too was able to embrace, accept and not judge. I remembered something I read in Jesus Calling by Sarah Young — “Remember that I have clothed you in My righteousness and holiness. I see you attired in these radiant garments, which I brought for you with My blood.”
I also remembered what Rev. Dr. Michael Bos who preached recently — “only light can cast out darkness and only love can cast out hate.” An important lesson for all of us.
All I know is that we all love Asher.
With blessings and may you too be clothed in radiant garments!
Shared by Carmen Matias
One response to “Radiant Garments”
Loved this, Carmen. So glad to have this issue so lovingly presented.