On my morning drive to work Monday I started smelling something as I was driving along Elwood. Something not very pleasant. The river often stinks as I cross it, but that was not the case this particular morning. I had already crossed it.
I had been lost in thought. Popcorn prayers were being sent up to heaven. Thank you Lord for Easter weekend. Please help me get through this boot camp. Let me be your hands and feet today. Give us a good day with all our students. You know the routine we so often do. When we are driving. 🙂
I looked at the road in front of me and found the aroma. There was a dead skunk in the middle of the road. And it was stinking to high heaven.
How many of you remember that 1972 one hit wonder, Dead Skunk?
Face it, dead things stink! 😦 Sometimes there are things in our life that are dead, but don’t necessarily stink to the sense of smell. They may just stink on the inside. Regardless, dead things stink!
How’s your relationship with the Lord? Is it alive and thriving? Or is it stagnant, lifeless? Does it stink? Are you a fragrant aroma to God and those around you? Or are you walking around like an extra from the living dead?
Easter was last weekend. Christ lives! Let’s all put away our dead works. The works of our hands. Our self-righteousness. The stuff thst stinks. And instead be made anew through the living word of God, Christ.
It’s spring. The critters are out. Beware of roadkill in the middle of the road. But more importantly, be a fragrant aroma for all to smell of God’s love. Not a dead skunk stinking to high heaven.
Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith in God, Hebrews 6:1
Love and laughter,