Princess Kate. She’s not just the Duchess of Cambridge. She’s an icon in the world of fashion. Whether it’s Time magazine or a British tabloid, magazines have made her a celebrity. Her pictures are everywhere, and her sense of style seems flawless. But Princess Kate doesn’t simply dress to be famous or to please herself. She dresses to represent her country.
A friend of mind once pointed out the amazing responsibility of the Princess. Everyday when she wakes up, she can’t just throw on a pair of sweatpants and a t-shirt and hit the streets of London. She has to carefully determine (with the help of personal stylists, of course) what she’ll wear that day. Her outfit isn’t about showcasing HER personality or HER sense of style. Her outfits must portray the elegant class and traditional garb of English society. From the length of her dress to the size of the hat on her head, certain elements of her wardrobe are dependent on the expectations of the royal family. Their diplomatic decisions and national reputation are at stake with the way she represents herself in the public eye.
Seems like a lot of pressure…. doesn’t it???!?!!!
What if I were to tell you that we have the same responsibility? In many ways, we are just as responsible for the clothes we wear. As followers of Christ, we have the incredible responsibility to show who God is by the way we live, the way we talk, and even by the clothes that we wear! So what are Christian clothes exactly? Well, we’ll save that for another blog post. But I will say that Princess Kate does a pretty great job at representing her country, and we should take our jobs just as seriously to represent our Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:20 says, “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”