ISN’T amazing what people will pay for clothing which has been worn by famous people who have died?
I see this week that a pair of boots worn by Napoleon, when he was in prison, are set to sell for £70,000.
These are different to all the other boots he had because they do not have the pronounced heel which usually boosted the 5ft 6in French emperor’s height. The newspaper headline stated it would probably be some ‘well-heeled bidder’ who would buy the boots.
When watching programmes like the Antiques Roadshow, one wonders how much value some of us may have tucked away in our attic or loft.
When Jesus Christ died on the cross, the soldiers gambled for his clothing a one-piece seamless garment, because they did not want it shred in pieces.
The soldiers were oblivious to the true meaning of what was happening before them, because they could only see the prize of that beautiful garment as they made their bids.
The full importance of that occasion was epitomised by Jesus’ words from the cross when he said, “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing”.
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