Smell is a very powerful sense, often attached to memories. If you are lucky to have had a mother, a grandma, an auntie, a parent, who by his culinary prowess, filled the house with tantalizing smells, you can close your eyes, and find yourself at the heart of your childhood... a bit like the food critic in the cartoon Ratatouille. What happiness!
At the very beginning of our relationship, Eric offered me a bottle of perfume that we had chosen together, and for more than thirty years, I have been wearing the same perfume. Our children have grown up with this smell as mine.
During their studies, our sons always worked in addition to college. One of them was filling the shelves in a supermarket. One day, I went to his place of work while he was there. I had not seen him, but as I was filling the basket, he found me: "I was in the reserve and when I came back to my department, I smelled you mom, I knew that you were here...". The sellers are always trying to offer me another perfume, explaining me that change is a good idea... But it is not possible, my perfume is attached to my identity...
Do you know that your prayers are perfumes preciously preserved in gold bowls, held by the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders who stand around the throne of God?
Revelation 5:8 says: "When he had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders bowed down before the lamb. Everyone was holding a harp and golden cups filled with perfumes, which are the prayers of the saints."
Your prayers are precious. They are effective. They are close to the heart of God.
Do not be discouraged, pray for your couple, for your family, for those whom God entrusts to you. Each of your tears, your prayers, your supplications are heard by God.
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Rachel Miquel Dufour