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"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Why Do We Have to Wear Clothes?

The 9 year old comes up with a number doozies each week... She's a talk jock and can talk non-stop for an hour and I don't mind saying it wears me down. That girl was born to chatter.
Last week she asked me this beauty: Why do we have to wear clothes?
I mean could have said, well... because we'd be cold otherwise... which isn't untrue. But during the summer, there are days where even when stripping down to the barest minimum doesn't do much cooling either.
The Bible is really the only place to go... and it's all in Genesis, the book of beginnings. Not only does it point to the beginning of original sin but the early effects of original sin. The first thing Adam and Eve did was cover up their bodies.

So what did I say to the 9 year old? Well, I don't remember the exact words... something along the lines that because of sin, we can't show our bodies publicly to anyone.
I don't know how theological it was but it seemed to satisfy a child's natural curiosity.
For now...

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