I've been blessed by God with a neighbor who spreads joy. We live next door to one another and share the same entryway. Our doors are literally next to each other. We each have our own garden area. But this entry is common ground between us. That could be potential problem if you're stuck with a not so nice neighbor. But God gave Greg and me ...Caroline!
In the early morning I love to sit in my wicker chair on my side of the entry area to our condo. It is still quiet so I hear the sounds of birds chirping. I can see my beautiful roses in bloom. I see the shadows disappear as the sun rises in the sky. I am quiet and I pray.
I was surprised when I noticed a green envelope placed on my chair one morning. When I opened it up, I was so moved. It was a lovely card of encouragement from Caroline. She wrote that she was praying for me. When we moved into this condo, I would never have imagined that I would be so blessed with a sister of Christ living so close. And we just happen to be the same age and we get along so well. How good is our God? He knows what we need and just when we need it.
As I thought about Caroline, I had to smile. She spreads such a sweet aroma wherever she goes. Between her job, her volunteer work with a hospice organization and her ministry of teaching exercise classes she spreads sunshine and love.
So I ask you? What kind of aroma are you spreading?
2 Corinthians 2:14-15
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.
I'm linking up with Charlotte for Spiritual Sundays.
I'm also linking up with Joan of The Beauty in His Grip.
Blessings and love,