“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” 1 John 3:1
When you give an opinion, speak a truth, extend a piece of your heart in expression…vulnerable you will be. Perhaps a counter argument is exchanged, or manipulative prose filters through as noise, or you are met with void where no reaction or sound can be found and you can only guess what was thought of by others…. crickets can be heard in the hushing of no response.
Sweet reader, please do not stop being who you are…thinking how you think… bringing what only you can offer, don’t hide yourself from the world. Redirect, with confidence in the knowledge of belonging to God as his child. no maneuver or manipulation, deceit or dereliction takes you away from that wondrous fact, child of God! Often reference is made to describe His Love as the fragrance of a rose. Object lesson found true in our day today as we clipped white roses, full blooms and buds. Notably more floral notes permeated all around in this space, full surround “scent.” Aaaaaah, glorious.
That is where we stand in the Lord, “full surround” for ALL of us! Our van guard and rear guard is HE. Just like I was touching the rose petals fragrant traces remain with you. He remains. We dry the flowers and press them. The roses become part of our creations. In every state their perfume remains which is truly amazing. Even if a petal is dry and brittle, a quick stir among other pieces or a crumble in your fingertips and new life is given to the aroma. The scent is within every fiber, likewise it is the deepest sense that we are children of God. We are His creation a part of the very essence of a life loved. Each one of us the very object of His Divine Love. Love as a fragrance that can never go away. A fragrance that you know, alerts you one to another just as familiar as the scent of those wild white roses. Similarly, leave a trace of who He is to you behind. More hope and more love, so that many may come to know Him and recognize Him.
Just two girls in the woods for ONE, children of God in a field of flowers.