When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom, so they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.” This was to fulfill the Scripture which says, “They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.” So the soldiers did these things, but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. John 19:23-24
Father, this Scripture tells me that prophecy is fulfilled…Psalm 22:18 – they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots. Jesus’ coat was a seamless piece of woven cloth. It was not torn apart to be divided equally. The soldiers left it in one piece for just one of them to have. You have created me seamlessly, yet I live with pieces spread all over the place. I pray, Father, that You draw me back into Your arms when I am pulled away from the beautiful creation whom You wove together in one piece. I love You, Father, and thank You for the sacrifice of Your Son. He went to the Cross for me, stripped of everything so that I may be clothed with “white raiment.” I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. Revelation 3:18 In the Powerful Name of Jesus. Amen.
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