Spring 2024

A Sheep’s New Clothes

By Sophia Hiser

In the Bible, Jesus uses metaphors to help us understand who He is, and who He has made us to be. Many times, Jesus calls us His sheep. We are also called His children and His bride.

In a beautiful act of love, Jesus removes our garments of sin, and clothes us with His righteousness. Isaiah 61:10 says, “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”

Just as a bride adorns herself with a lovely wedding dress and jewels for her wedding day, so Jesus clothes us in the wedding garments of salvation when He gives us the gift of faith.

My sister loves sheep. She has a stuffed sheep toy, a sheep Christmas ornament, and even sheep figurines on the shelves. I chose to create a set of new clothes for my sister’s stuffed lamb toy to show a visual picture of what Isaiah says. I sewed a vest and bowtie out of fabric, and a top-hat out of felt.

About the Artist

Sophia Hiser lives with her parents and five siblings, and loves to read, bake, draw, and sew. Her favorite book series that she’s read this year has been The Wingfeather Saga, by Andrew Peterson. Her favorite animals are all kinds of dogs.