Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Fragrance of Christ

A Fragrance of Christ - Joan Cook

"For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;"  2 Corinthians 2:15

Recently, a wonderful Jamaican friend of ours named Winsome came to the United States to attend our GoCamp. We have known Winsome for a number of years from her church in which we minister in Jamaica. Winsome has a handicap. She is only two feet tall and is a dwarf or midget. It was only when she came to stay with us that I began to realize how hard many everyday tasks are for her to do. For example, getting in and out of a car is a chore that takes her a lot of time.

Since this was Winsome's first visit to America, there were many things that were new to her. It was kind of like taking a child to Disney World for the very first time. Everything was so exciting to her! It was a lot of fun to see her expressions as she saw or experienced something new. The day before Winsome left to go home, I had the opportunity to take her to the mall.

As we got out of the car and began walking into the mall, I realized how far the department store must have seemed. I walked very slowly with her to the door and throughout the store to the escalator. When we finally reached it, Winsome looked up to the top and said to me, "I am afraid to get on this because it is so high, I might fall. There is no handrail for me to hold on to." I assured her I would hold her hand and make sure she did not fall. Once again, I began to realize that the small everyday tasks that may seem insignificant to me seemed like giants to her.

In the couple of weeks that Winsome was in America, she reminded me of many things! The first was how important it is to convey a Godly attitude to those around you. Not once did she complain or have a bad attitude because of her handicap. How many times do we complain or murmur when something is not going our way? Winsome also reminded me to be grateful for the body God has given me. How many times do we look at our bodies and instead of thanking God, we are ungrateful because of the flaws we think we have?

God made each and everyone of us unique, flaws and all! Let us praise Him with all of our mind, body, soul, and strength!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that your attitude will radiate the love of Christ to others and we will love the person God created us to be so that we can love others the way He would have us to!

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