There are so many things you can do with clothes. Some materials are so durable; you can wear them from one generation to another. Some clothes can be recycled to become a totally different outfit. For instance, changing a pair of blue jean pants to a blue jean skirt. And you can even donate them to your local charity.
Have you ever thought about how clothes ever came into existence?
Well in the beginning there was Adam and Eve. That’s right their disobedience started a lot of things.
And that’s not so good, because - once upon a time - we did not need clothes. Read Genesis Chapters 1 - 3 in your spare time, but for clarity here are some inserts:
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Genesis 2:8 & 9
And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Genesis 2: 15-17
And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Genesis 2: 21-22
And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
(Oh, by the way, here is your first married couple. And they were not ashamed to be naked – no clothes were needed)
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Genesis 3: 6-7
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
(When they obeyed God they had no need to cover themselves because being naked was pure and innocent. But after they disobeyed and ate from the forbidden tree they became ashamed and tried to cover themselves with fig leaves.)
But even that was not appropriate according to God’s standards:
Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
Not only did Adam and Eve’s disobedience bring sin & death into the world, but the woman was cursed with pain and sorrow in conception, and the man cursed to till the ground and work for his food from the sweat of his brow.
In the beginning life was a lot easier – once upon a time.