The five senses - SMELL Our sense of smell is so powerful.

The five senses - SMELL Our sense of smell is so powerful. Without sight, you could still recognize family members or homes by their smell for example. It can bring back strong memories too. At first, smell might seem a bit of an odd sense when looking for links to the Bible. However, right back in Genesis when Noah makes burnt offerings of thanks to the Lord having been saved from the flood, God smelled a "sweet smelling aroma". Paul picks up on this in one of his letters (2 Corinthians 2:15) and explains that God describes our prayers today using this metaphor. So not only does God hear and see our praise and prayers to him as we might expect, he appreciates them like a lovely smell too! A bombardment of the senses! He is glad to hear us speaking to Him and glorifying His most holy name. Praying to our Father in heaven is very beneficial for us to cast our cares on him and to ask for forgiveness. When we ask for forgiveness in honest and humble prayer God will forgive us because “It is because of the Lord’s loving kindnesses that we are not consumed, because his compassion doesn’t fail. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22. In the same way we should forgive others as Paul says - “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

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