It started with a box of old blue jeans too worn out to wear. When I asked God if he had any bright ideas, this pastor’s stole was created. Amazing things happen when we turn to the Lord in prayer. Blue jeans and we have a lot in common. Each, in our own time and our own way, lose our luster of newness, fall apart at the seams, incur a stain here or a tear there, and eventually just plain wear out. Yet, when we turn our tattered and worn out lives over to Christ, He washes us clean, covers our stains, trims away at our frays, and makes us into something new and beautiful.
The CASUAL SUNDAY Stole is made from recycled blue jeans of varied shades and textures and is fully lined. Appliqued symbolisms of the life of Christ that surround the stole include, in order: Alpha, Advent Candles, Star of Epiphany, Jesus’ Baptism, Water into Wine, Feeding of the 5,000, I am the vine – you are the branches, Palm Branch, Last Supper, Crown of Thorns, Calvary, Empty Tomb, Butterfly – Resurrection, Pentecostal Fames, and Omega.