Leaving a Fragrance…

Have you ever experienced a time when someone walked into a room and the entire energy of the room changed? I have experienced this many times, both positively and negatively.

I call the phenomenon a person’s “karmic fragrance.” What invisible scent trail is setting the atmospheric tone of a room?

In Luke 7:36-38, Jesus was invited to eat at the home of a certain Pharisee. There was a sinful woman who came to the home where Jesus was invited. As she began to come closer to Jesus, the sinful woman began to cry. The presence of such holiness and love caused the woman to spotenously change the fragrance or scent of the Pharisee’s home.

What a powerful statement the presence of Jesus made. Oh, to be in the presence of such Love, so far from what the sinful woman had known.

What fragrance are YOU leaving when walk into a room? Does the atmosphere change, for the better, because of your presence?

Luke 7:36-38

New King James Version (NKJV)

A Sinful Woman Forgiven

36 Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. 37 And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, 38 and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil.

Please enjoy today’s worship video.

That’s What Love Does

Most people would agree that Love is the most powerful force in the universe. Im speaking of pure, untainted Love.

There are many circumstances I can think of when love stepped into action on someone else’s behalf.

Love, grace and mercy work very closely with each other. There are times, with God’s help and guidance, I was able to share and show true Love. The person is always so shocked because most people would not have reacted the same way that I did. Whenever people are shocked by my response, I always say, “That’s what love does.”

As followers of Jesus, The Christ, we experience Love everyday, even when dont deserve it. Let’s look at the day Jesus was crucified.

Luke 23:32-34

New King James Version (NKJV)

32 There were also two others, criminals, led with Him to be put to death. 33 And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left. 34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots.

How easy is it for us to love when others show us love? Very easy, I would say. The true challenge is when we want to react and lash out, because of how we were treated, but instead we choose to go higher.  The gift of Love, in it’s highest form, is to show Grace and Mercy instead of retribution and anger.

I challenge each of us to walk in the office of Love. How will the world around us change, for the better, if we show Grace and Mercy more often.

Please enjoy today’s  worship video. It is one of my favorite hymns, “Love Lifted Me.”