Well, I finally found my book on Anne, Jesus’ grandmother. I was sure I packed it in one of the office boxes, but I could not find the book. Must have been bobbin and weaving my head in the wrong direction, because my husband looked into the box and pulled the book right out. Isn’t it always that way.
Last night I began reading the book on Anne again. In this section she talked about how the people must have felt when they held baby Jesus. We parents know exactly what new baby love feels like. It comes with a multitude of emotions triggered by smells, sounds, and snuggles.
The author described a feeling of greatness and love that was overwhelming to the point of dropping them to their knees. Because I have been blessed to have been in the presence of Jesus, I have my mere human description. I wrote the next paragraph in an earlier blog post called, “The Sweet Fragrance of Love.”
The shirt smelled fragrant, but not overpowering; warm, gentle, pleasing, and full of love. The next breath I breathed deeply into my lungs. My body was filled with the warmth and love of the fragrance. I was so happy, with a happiness that comes from another dimension. And I knew it was Jesus!
Yes, I know what it feels like to be in Jesus’ presence, but to have held Him as a baby…my mind cannot fathom the immense feelings that would pulsate through my body. Love, greatness, peace, joy and words our English language does not contain would be some of the descriptions. And the fragrance…a baby is soft, and powdery but this would be a scent designed by the angels, which would fill your body, mind, and soul. A scent never known to man, only made for our Savior.
In 2 Corinthians 2:15, we are told, “For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are saved and those who are perishing.”
Now I am overwhelmed! Jesus made my own aroma so good that I smell like Christ to God. And you and everyone else too, even those who are not saved. Love? No, we do not have a human word to describe this kind of emotion.
Jesus’ time as a baby is gone and we don’t have the opportunity to hold Him. But Jesus takes every moment we give Him to hold us! Don’t have a little time for Jesus today?
God Bless You!
God Bless America!