One of my favorite things to do when I am out walking with my Mom is to stop her wheelchair and just have her concentrate on using her senses. Since her vision is limited I might stop by a house with a pond and have her listen for the falling of the water, or stop by a tree in full bloom and have her smell the flowers. I know that the flowers especially bring back memories, as she always loved working in her flower beds before her stroke.
Smells bring all sorts of memories to mind, don't they? I smell bread baking and think of home and Mom's wonderful rolls. When I smell my husband's cologne I am transported back to being a newlywed again. And when I smell the fishy smell of a river after the rain, I remember walks I took with my big brother when I was just a little girl.
A fragrance reminds us of someone or something.
"Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savor." Ephesians 5: 1, 2
Just as Christ's sacrifice was a sweet fragrance to the Father, we can remind Him of Christ as we also walk in love as Christ did. Can you imagine? What a privilege to remind the Father of the Son!
"...for we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ..." II Corinthians 2: 15a
Isn't that a precious thought for this Monday morning? That by doing that which brings us true joy -- loving and following and obeying God -- we can remind Him of Christ's sacrifice and bring Him joy as well. Let's give Him all the glory today!!!
Today's Happy Monday prompt...
My favorite summer smell is...