This Wednesday Work Blog let’s discuss Labor Day, linen, whites and rules. It’s the Wednesday after Labor Day and yesterday I went to my closet to find something to wear. I looked at several choices of linen and had the thought… you can’t wear linen after Labor Day. Then I thought, you can’t wear white jeans or leggings after Labor Day too. Where do these rules come from? They come from the same place that dictates the colors choices that are in or out with fashion for the year… the media/Hollywood.
We’re such sheep in how we follow each other around. God nails it when he calls us sheep. I stood there looking at my clothing choices and thinking about how hot it was going to be. I thought, why can’t I wear linen? It makes no sense! All the choices before me were screaming… wear me, I’ll be nice and cool and breezy for you today! Someone, somewhere said, “Ladies don’t wear linen or white capris, jeans etc. after Labor Day.” and we listened. Well that’s enough of that!
This is not a rule I’m bound to follow. I decided, I’m a grown woman and can make my own fabric choices of clothing no matter the timing of the year. So, I dared to reach for a favorite piece of mine and one I was not ready to retire for the season. I put it on. And I’m happy to report that I felt comfortable and cool all day long!
God has his reason for rules and boundaries that he placed for us, and they are for our good. Doesn’t take one long to live in this fallen world to see that. And upon closer inspection of his word one sees the importance of the boundaries he set in place with his rules. I get his rules… they are full of wisdom, love and truth. If you keep them in the context, he wrote them in and in the context of all Scripture, one will see his love, wisdom and truth. We err when we take them out of context and twist them. But Labor Day and fashion choices did not come from him and have no wisdom in them.
Therefore, I will keep my linen hanging in my closet until it is no longer hot. I may dare to continue wearing my white capris. Out with the old rules set by Hollywood and media and in with common sense. Right?!?
On this Hump-Day Wednesday remember that you have freedom to wear linen and white after Labor Day! But most importantly remember that Christ is coming back too!