PWTE Daily Devotion

“You Smell Like…”

May 23, 2015

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 In 1905 Portland lined its streets with 20 miles of roses in honor of  Lewis and Clark’s Centennial celebration. Thus Portland earned the name, “City of Roses.”
 A test garden for roses was then established in 1917, the oldest continuously running test garden in the United States. You haven’t visited Portland unless you’ve made a trip to the gardens.
 And you haven’t visited the gardens unless you have stuck your nose in every variety of rose.
 Some roses are developed primarily for their color, others for their fragrance. Those developed for their scent are the ones I appreciate most.
 Paul wrote to the Corinthians, “Wherever we go, God uses us to make clear what it means to know Christ. It’s like a fragrance that fills the air.” 2 Corinthians 2:14 God’s Word to the Nations
 Every room we enter, every street we walk, ever personal encounter, we are the fragrance of Christ. His passion for humanity, his love for all is “smelled” through us today.
What will people smell when they bump into your life today?

Side note: If you visit Portland, and want to see the Rose Gardens the best time of year is June.

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Text and Photographs ©Copyright 2012-2015 Douglas P. Brauner.  ARR.

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