I want to share with you a dream I had the other night. And it brought 2 Corinthians 2:15 to life for me. For those of you who will say that it happened because I read or was studying 2 Corinthians, nothing could be farther from the truth. I am working on the book of Matthew right now.
“For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.”
In my dream I was sitting on a couch sectional which was U-shaped. There were two other, older couples each one in an area of the U. Our conversation was about my father. They had known him and wanted something of his to remember him.
I found myself handing each of them items, that I have no clue where they came. We talked a little about the items. And then I was handed a many-colored striped shirt, almost like those flannel coat-shirts you see in hunting magazines.
Immediately I said, “Oh, no I can not give this shirt because it reminds me of my father, it smells just like him.”
For those of you who know me, know I can not smell anymore. The auto-immune disease along with the numerous facial surgeries has destroyed my sense of smell. Even in my dream, I thought it was odd for me.
Then I buried my face into the shirt, and took a deep breath. I so wish the internet had smell-a-vision! For it was unlike any smell which I retain within my memory bank.
The shirt smelled fragrant, but not overpowering; warm, gentle, pleasing, and full of love. The next breath I breathed deeply into my lungs. My body was filled with the warmth and love of the fragrance. I was so happy, with a happiness that comes from another dimension. And I knew it was Jesus!
I woke up praising God and dancing around. Jesus just sent me a love note to remind me that even in sorrow and difficult times He is there with me!
Oh, I know the scientific minds will equate this to missing my father and my brain working it out. But my heart knows my brain had nothing to do with this, Jesus did.
And that is why I am sharing a bible study starting with Matthew. I want people to realize that with a good study bible, God’s word can come alive in their lives. You can have an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, with Him as your bride groom. Even when you think you are going through the worst moments in your life, Christ is there. Hold on to Him tightly, and He will see you through.
My earthly father told me a week before he went home (passed) that there were moments in his life he thought were so bad. But they were all good.
Jesus Christ wants to do this for all of His children. We just have to let Him.
If God would grant me one wish. I would want everyone who reads my blogs to leave with the fragrant smell of Christ lingering in their nostrils!
God Bless You!
God Bless America!