Seamless

“This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.”

John 19:23

The robe of Jesus of Nazareth was seamless. The fibres had been woven together as one piece. Where did He get it from? Jesus didn’t buy it- He had no money, or maybe He bought it from His paltry wages earned in Joseph’s carpentry shop.

Who made it? It must have been made by a master craftsman or woman. A garment made by a master, for the Master…

It did not need to be sown up, because it was one-piece, so it must have been woven in the round, using the same principle of knitting on circular needles. Maybe it was knitted cotton, like jersey or the way we weave nylon.

The maker of this robe, had an idea and tried it out. It worked well. Who could have this lovely prototype as a very special garment? The weaver gave it to Jesus, a craftspersons gift to the holy God – no one more special than Him.

So, our God, in the person of Jesus Christ wore this beautiful garment, a gift from an admirer. Martha washed it many times, when Jesus stopped at her house for refreshment.

The humans took it from Him and desecrated that beautiful robe in a craven act of greed. He watched them from the cross, where He hung to pay for our despicable failure. The Scripture was fulfilled and Jesus the Saviour, forgave them all.

The robe disappeared from history and the fibres rotted away.

Christ now wears another robe, far superior to any human invention. It is pure, righteous and majestic, and one like it, waits for all those who are waiting for Him. This is forever. Only the righteous crave this robe and they will get what they desire.

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