By Tom D Blakely
Back in the day when Adam sinned
His nakedness he knew;
A symbol in a deeper sense:
Sin can’t be hid from view.
We stand before a holy God
Who reads our hearts and minds.
No matter how we cover up
Our every sin God finds.
We use fig leaves to hide our sin
Thinking that God can’t see.
Or, maintain Eden’s argument:
Others are worse than me!
Or else we put on layers of clothes
And look so dignified;
Saying, doing, all the right things
Thinking we’re justified.
But when we try to cover up
It’s filthy rags we wear.
God’s words teaches: not of yourselves
We need to look elsewhere.
Put on God’s robe of righteousness
That takes away our sin.
Why cover up and hide from God
When we can be forgiven?
Christ is our only righteousness
He paid the price of sin.
When we trust Christ and Christ alone
Our dress is fit for heaven.
‘Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked;
and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.’