by | Apr 11, 2014 | Encouragement, Sabbath


On the cusp of losing perspective in the minutiae, God takes you home to remember His faithfulness.

I’ve awakened every day this week to the bird’s chattering from the tree tops, the sun shining, bougainvillea arms weighted down by hope in pink blossoms. Sitting under a canopy of fond memories with my tea cup, the arid climate of Phoenix reminds me that home is a Person, not a place or a destination, but the power in the presence of Christ revealed through His people.

In the Messiah, in Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade. Through us, he brings knowledge of Christ. Everywhere we go, people breathe in the exquisite fragrance. Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way of salvation—an aroma redolent with life. 2 Corinthians 2:15

As you wander around the city, your community, through the rooms of your house on Sabbath, may you be mindful of the scent of your life. You are a fragrant aroma to those who long for the sweetness of Christ but don’t know it yet; home for the broken because the perfume of Christ resides in your sinews.


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  1. Kris Camealy

    Just beautiful, and a welcome reminder. Praying for you this week. XO

  2. Mary Gemmill

    LOVE that scripture from 2 Corinthians 🙂
    Praying for you Shelly- you are on a marathon of sorts!
    God gives His people strength.
    Trusting Him for provision of you every need while you are travelling and speaking and that He will sustain you, empower you and use you powerfully to teach, encourage and exhort your listeners.
    Know you are covered.

  3. Natalie

    “Home is a Person, not a place or a destination, but the power in the presence of Christ revealed through His people.” Love that-the words and their truth. So I easy for me to forget in that darned minutiae. Thanks for the challenge of your final paragraph. Well put. Enjoy your homecoming. I take to the skies and head back to my life and children today myself. The reminder is timely.

  4. Nancy Ruegg

    Your post urges a prayer within me, Shelly, to emit the sweet fragrance of Christ wherever I go, with whomever I meet–especially around those who do not yet know Jesus. Thank you for your sweet reminder, expressed so beautifully.

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