Sunday, August 1, 2010


We talk a lot about hats and the different ones we’ve worn in the past, we currently wear or will wear in the future. I look back on my hats and I can visualize them. Some were comfortable, some were not. Some were fun, some were not. Some were protective, some were not. Some were practical, some were not. And some were pretty, attractive or trendy, and some were not.

I do like hats (not as much as purses) but I like hats. We hosted a Kentucky Derby party at our home this year and the ladies all wore hats- including my infant granddaughter, Kamryn. No matter how old or how young- we all have hats. Some of my hats have included:

A Fun Hat- maybe a baseball hat or a jesters hat at times. Growing up I was active, was involved in my church and in my school. At times, it felt like I didn’t have a care in the world- I could laugh and enjoy life because I was going to live forever… we think that when we’re young, don’t we? Like we’re invincible- we can conquer the world if we had the chance. I remember my mother telling me “these are the best years of your life”. Being young and carefree was nice, but then came,…

The Vail- I got married, it draped down my shoulders like a protective shield. It was shear and light, it was quickly replaced by a soft handmade cap for our new son and then a daughter. Yes- becoming a wife and a mother soon brought hats that filled my life. Sometimes I wore,…

A Bakers hat- I was the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer, A Chauffer hat- I was the taxi driver getting everyone where they needed to be. And most of the time I felt I was wearing a Hard Hat- I was the disciplinarian and had to make rules and make sure they were followed. Life started speeding up. The situations and circumstances came flying by like meteors, dodging and ducking out of the way to not be hurt. I’ve worn a Nurses cap, used more band aids and peroxide than you can imagine. I’ve wore a Maids hat- cleaned and tidied up behind everyone.I currently wear a Sun hat when I garden, I still use the Chef and Maid hat as well, but my Chauffer hat has been up on the shelf along with Nurses hat, which I still use occasionally.

I wouldn’t trade any of these hats. They’ve all served their purpose and fit me well throughout the years. But there is one final hat I plan to wear and it’s one I’ve been looking forward to my entire Christian life- the ultimate hat- a Crown- My Crown. The Bible says we’ll receive a Crown of Righteousness.

“And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing.”
2 Timothy 4:8

Are you ready for this final Hat? I am!

Father, thank you so much for all the hats and responsiblities You've allowed me to have throughout the years. I was so blessed to wear each one. I thank you for the lessons that came with each. I ask you continue to bless me with many hats and that I use each one for Your glory and for Your praise. I ask these things in Jesus Name- Amen


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