I’m not like the wonderful prophets in the Bible who have meaningful dreams; my dreams are rubbish, but the dream I had last night started me thinking. I had a stiff black cape which when I donned meant I could fly and do all magical things. Then this morning I read Ephesians and realised I don’t need a stiff black cape.

I can buckle the belt of truth round my waist and I will be clothed with the infallible truth of the Bible, while I can be protected by the breastplate of righteousness. Having my feet shod with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace, I can also have the shield of faith so I can extinguish the fiery darts of the evil one. Adding the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit I shall be equipped for my Christian adventure.

So stiff black cape, I don’t need you.