Genesis 3: 21 And the Lord God made garments of skins for the man and for his wife, and clothed them. * * * * * * * * One of my favorite verses of scripture. Yes, Old Testament! Imagine that. Yes, after the story of human beings totally screwing things up, living selfishly and wanting to be God. Yes, after God calls them to accountability and punishes them for their disobedience. Yes, after all that, it simply says, "and then God made them clothes." The humans were ashamed and God covered them. THIS is the nature of the God we worship. One who holds us to be accountable and whose compassion is down-to-earth and as real as the clothes on our backs. * * * * * * * * Lord God, may we be respectful of your laws and appreciative of your grace. Amen.