The first humans to make clothes for themselves were Adam and Eve. Genesis 3:7 records that, “At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.” The leaves of the fig tree were used as the material for their clothing. After this, God Himself made garment from animal skins for them “And the lord God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife.” (Gen. 3:21) well, we don’t know if thread and needle was involved, but that is inmaterial, our focus here is on what they wore. Since then animal skin has dominated as the major source of material for clothing for pre-historic men.
Outside of the Bible, history records that, the Neanderthals were the first to introduce clothing. According to archeologist, the earliest clothes consisted of leather, leaves, furs and grass which were either wrapped, draped or tied. Bone and Ivory were the main source of needle types which were used then.
Clothing has evolved over a thousand years to what we know it to be today. Like everything else about our world, it all started from the garden of eden. When Adam and Eve first made fig clothing for themselves.
It was William J. Toms who said, “be careful how you live your life, you may be the only Bible someone ever read” for us as believers this admonitioning should not be taken lightly at all. The world has great expectations of us. The Scripture says we are the light of the world, so we are expected to give the world light in everything we do. If I ask you, in which ways we can shine our light, among the many things you will say, clothing wouldn’t be the first, but it will certainly be in the list. If we are to be the only Bible someone will ever read, then certainly our dressing must be part of the verses. The challenge with dressing appropriately as a believer has great misconceptions about it. Some people think, it means to dress as an angel in overflowing garments but without the wings at the back. Well, that wouldn’t be bad for starters, but certainly dressing to church or Christian events need not be boring. Our God is a creative God, just look around you and perceive the great imagination and detail with which He made our beautiful world, why would you think such a creative God will limit us when it comes to our Christian ways of dressing.? Would you like to listen to a boring preaching? I guess no. If we are going to Preach with our way of dressing and influence the world to dress the right way, then we must make our dressing sermons interesting.
About the Author
Miss Sena Tosu is a fashion designer with over 8 years experience managing the Amewushika brand. She has dressed many distinguished personalities in all age brackets. She holds a degree in physchology from the University of Ghana, and a Masters in Business Administration. She has been a believer for over 25years.