As we near Easter, bring your own fragrant offering, broken and released, breathe deeply of his love for you, allow the cleansing fragrance to permeate your soul and life. As you pass through the lives of others, make them wonder, “What is that fragrance?” as you leave a lingering waft of grace and love.
If your life weeps with the pain of imperfection, do not run away in fear. There is a fragrance of suffering that brings healing. Take a moment today, to allow the healing grace of God to collect the fragrance of your pain, just as he collects each tear (Psalm 56:8).
As we prepare for Easter this week, the most important Christian observance on the calendar, I thought we could ponder the brokenness of Christ, the sacrifice he offered, the redemptive power of forgiveness, and the resurrection power of love — I thought we might consider the parallels of Christ’s conduct during the passion week — to marriage.
I have an article featured over at (in)courage today. (in)courage is the online division of Dayspring of Hallmark, and today my article, Weeping of the Evergreen is the featured article. Hope you get a chance to visit and comment!
The alabaster jar was broken, and its fragrance released onto the hair, the feet of Jesus, absorbed, his body marked with a healing fragrance, diffused and released everywhere he walked those last few days in preparation for Passover.