Rings and Robes
No other love and no other mercy compares to that of a good father. The heart behind Rise in 2019 is that every student that attends would leave with the realization that the Father is anticipating and expecting their return. He is not waiting, anxious to judge and discipline. He is waiting and expecting with rings and robes prepared. The rings and robes He puts on us were never meant to be stripped away by our own insecurities and shame or by anyone else. We are heirs, chosen by grace, appointed and set apart by the King. We are clothed in His mercy and covered by His love, placed where we are on purpose and on assignment to tell others who they are in Christ. To tell them that when they choose Jesus then they are robed and endowed with the finest eternal blessings as heirs of the most High. We are chosen by grace, empowered by His Spirit and set apart by His love. The Father has given us rings and robes in place of our sin and shame and His greatest joy is for us to walk confidently in those gifts as His children.
“But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet.”