The Lay-Away Coat

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Kathy Collard Millerby Kathy Collard Miller

In 1966, I had bought the expensive red coat on lay-away at our local department store, each week faithfully handing over the hard-earned five dollars. That Friday night, I wore it to our high school’s championship water polo game where I met Larry—a meeting that blossomed into marriage.

After we were married, Larry told me he was immediately attracted to the rich-looking red coat I wore when we met. He thought I was rich. Underneath, I wore the inexpensive clothes I’d bought at a discount store. But the red coat did the trick.

Did you know God considers you righteous because of His gift of salvation which includes Jesus’ robe of righteousness? Your sin is covered by Jesus’ robe of righteousness, even though you still struggle while on this earth.

Never Be the SameAs I speak to women about this righteous robe, I often ask them to close their eyes and envision their righteous robe and how they feel. Some envision different colors. Red, purple and white are the most popular colors. They might describe different fabrics: silk or velvet or trimmed in fur. Some explain they feel peaceful, empowered or loved.

Can you sense your robe around you? You received this robe as a free gift. You don’t even have to pay $5.00 a week on lay-away for it. It is immediately yours at your point of salvation.

Kathy Collard Miller is the author of more than 50 books including Never Ever Be the Same, co-authored with her husband, Larry, of 46 years. A popular women’s speaker, she has spoken in over 30 US states and 8 foreign countries. Visit her at, Facebook: Kathy Collard Miller Author, Twitter: @KathyCMiller, Pinterest/Kathyspeak.


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