And when the Israelites saw the great power the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant. Exodus 14:31
But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding. Job 32:8
For the Son of Man in his days will be like the lighting which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. Luke 17:24
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. 2Corinthians 2:14
God gets his point across one way or another. Israel got the message through miracles. Elihu saw that the spirit of God gave man inside information. Christ will return with flashes of lightening. God can spread his message to believers like perfume or for those who choose to ignore him like a stench. Anyone who has ever passed a skunk knows that mal odor is hard to ignore.
I am thankful that God persists in his communications. I remember him gently calling me when I was eight years old, then twenty, then twenty seven, then thirty-three. I’m happy he didn’t give up on me. I’m just sorry it took me so long to say yes.
The big question for me now is: How do I smell? Is my Christ like scent so strong that it can not be ignored?
Lord, I desire truth in the innermost parts of my being. May I be a fragrant offering in your service. Help me to stay the course even when people hold their breath and walk away. May your Almighty air fill me with the powerful and sweet aroma of salvation. May the lost and broken feel your life giving breeze. In Jesus Name. Amen
from the archives, March 3, 2010