2 Corinthians 2:15 - " For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing."
Offerings in the Bible were described as a pleasing aroma and a fragrant offering to the Lord. God has given us noses to be able to smell and understand how our sweetest offerings can bless Him.
Rose has a tremendously sensitive nose and this difference attracted teasing from her siblings even though she used her gift to help them find their lost things. She saved the day when she found a precious little one who had gotten lost.
What gifts the Lord has granted to us, that we might share them others around us.
scent in a jar
Using empty spice containers, make some scents in a jar. Different scents that you can use are: lemon, peppermint, and lavender essential oils, cinnamon, coffee grounds, and nutmeg. If you choose to use these scents, we have made cards that can help you with this activity. Place labels on the bottoms of the containers to identify the scents correctly.
How can we use our senses to describe our observations?
We made observations about the popcorn kernals before they popped, during their popping and when they finished popping. We talked about what we saw, how they felt, what it sounded like and how they smelled. We compared the taste to see if one popcorn kernal tasted the same as another kernal.
God created our body to be able to collect all kinds of information about the world around us. Using our gifts/senses, we can collect this information and begin to understand a little more of our world. With this appreciation, we can give thanks, and be able to understand a little more about our world.
What a blessing to be able to share God's gifts with others!