Monday, July 15, 2013

The Fragrance of Christ

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...

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