Scentsational Love

Often, when we recall particularly memorable moments in life, we remember certain smells. As we prepare our walk through Holy Week this week, I want to invite you on a similar journey. So smell with me

-the donkey riding by with Jesus on it as Christ paraded through waved palms and cheers from those along the streets of Jerusalem

-the money as it sailed off of the tables Jesus overturned in the temple in a display of justice

-the very expensive perfume from the alabaster jar poured out over Jesus’ head in a display of devotion and affection

-the Passover meal including the dipped bread Jesus hands off to Judas as a symbol not only of His love but as a sign that Judas would be His betrayer

-the wine shared at the very first Lord’s Supper

-the burning torches approaching Jesus from a distance after a prayer of surrender in the garden of Gethsemane

-the wood from the cross Simon carried and Jesus was crucified on at Golgotha

-the smell of blood that came out of Jesus’ pierced hands, feet, and side

-the prepared burial spices the women carried to the tomb…but never needed to use.

Scentsational Love

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.”
~John 3:16

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