Young, Sarah Jakes Get Called Out For Her Short Dress! Is Our Outward Appearance No Longer Important?
Sarah Jakes the daughter of renowned preacher, pastor and teacher T.D. Jake's, have gone from being a teen mom to a beautiful role model. Sarah Jakes had to make many life adjustments having her son at only 14-years-old. Fast forward to 2014 the young lady is now using her platform to reach a lot of people in a way she never knew she could. And, at every opportunity she gets, she talks about her journey and in "Finding Hope in the Detours of Life."
Anyhow, I was surprised when I read on Facebook the below comment about how this person found Sarah's dress to be a big distraction from her overall message. I'm finding that one thing about folks in social media, they will let you know what they are thinking without holding anything back.
"If our outward appearance is a visible and silent testimony of our Christian values, then how do one chose regarding appropriate and inappropriate dressing? Even if the Bible recognizes the importance of dress and ornaments as indicated by the numerous stories, allegories, and admonitions that are found regarding appropriate and inappropriate dress".
If our outward appearance is a visible and silent testimony of our Christian values. Then people shouldn't dress and adorn their bodies with costly clothes and jewelry to please themselves. Is it because they want to be admired for their wealth, power, and social status? Some dress in accordance with certain fashions to please others. They want to be accepted by their peers by dressing like them. The Christian, however, dresses to glorify God. Clothes are important for Christians because they serve as a frame to reveal the picture of the One whom the Christian serves. "In no better way," "can one let their light shine to others than in their simplicity of dress and deportment. You may show to all that, in comparison with eternal things, you place a proper estimate upon the things of this life.
So the question becomes are dressed and appearance still an important index of ones Christian character? Are clothes and appearance still one of the most powerful nonverbal communicators of our moral values and socioeconomic status? Do we still hold to the idea that ones outward appearance is an important index of ones Christian character?
Update: Somebody sent me the below pic stating this was not the first time Ms. Jakes has been seen in public in an extremely short dress......