Our sermon yesterday was kind of a review and furtherance of last week's signs and seals sermon. Such an important truth that really has so many out-workings. One thing I really appreciate about our pastor's sermons is that he takes the time to explain things from the Greek and why we interpret things as we do. An interesting figure of speech we learned yesterday is a synecdoche. It is a term for which a part of something refers to the whole or vice versa. For example, we say "My dad has a lot of mouths to feed". Folks automatically know that we're referring to a lot of people, not literally just mouths. Or, we say "He got a new set of wheels." We know he got a whole car, not just a bumper, or the engine, but the whole thing. That is how these signs in the Bible work. We see a part of something, but we should automatically know that it is the whole that is being referred to. In communion, we take a piece of the bread, but we know that it is the whole of the Body that we are partaking of.
God sees signs and is reminded of His promises. Not that He forgets, sees as we do, or anything like that, but He remembers. The word means an act of observance, like we are called to remember the Sabbath day; to live it out. Think of the rainbow-- God's sign of His covenant. Circumcision, baptism, these are signs of God's covenant. He sees them and remembers, observes, fulfills, His promise to Abraham and his children. I just love that! He is faithful and His promises never, ever fail.
So, I was planning on wearing white with this top, but I don't have any nice white skirts that fit me anymore... changing that soon... :) So, I went with a great black skirt and a half-tee. The skirt is flattering in the waist, which is what this tank needed. I haven't had a chance to take it in and make it a little more fitted, so the belt helped with that. I went with all silver accessories to reflect the sparkles in my skirt. I also tried a jacket instead of the Halftee, but it just wasn't as nice looking. :)
Tank: Sears ($4)
Skirt: Thrift store ($4? $7?)
Shoes: Payless ($10)
Belt: Thrift store ($1)
Hat: Sears ($8?)
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