Hats of womanhood

Hats of womanhood

I enjoyed a conference last weekend which served Christian women who are educating their own children apart from school. There was a bit of a theme of “hats” that we wear, representing the different roles and responsibilities we have. While I don’t love the imagery, it got me thinking. Here is something I wrote.

There is one hat which defines all the rest.
It is the hat which means I have nothing left to prove.
It is the hat which means I am no longer measured by my performance in any of my roles; by how well I wear my hats.
It is the hat which gives meaning to all the other hats.
It is the hat which gives strength to wear the hats which I would not design for myself.
It is the hat which stops my other hats competing and conficting.
It is the hat which gives me courage to toss the hats I shouldn’t keep.
It is the hat which brings all my other hats together as one.
It is the hat which gives security, significance, confidence and rest.

It is the hat which is not mine and not about me.

Jesus wears that hat.

Jesus is the supreme Lord of all.
Everything is from him and through him and for him.
He is the one in whom all things hold together.
He is the one who lived perfectly, died perfectly and is alive forever.
Jesus is the one who turns God’s enemies into God’s dearly loved children, forever.
Jesus is the one who has bought his people with his own blood and made them his own, forever.
Jesus is the one who dresses his people in his own perfect performance, forever.
Jesus is the one who holds onto his children, forever.
Jesus is the one who has been given dominion over all things forever.
Jesus is the one who never has and never will fail.

Jesus wears the hat which defines everything. He is the Maker, the Giver and the Taker of all other hats. Every hat in existence achieves his purposes.

Jesus’ hat means I can persevere and rejoice and be transformed in wearing mine. And one day I get to trade hats for a crown earned by Jesus, given to me.

Glory to Jesus.