This last week something magical happened on our back property. Every time I went out on any porch I kept smelling something wonderful and I couldn't put my finger on what it was. Yesterday when Kate and I were playing on the swing back in the trees, I saw these white blooms up in the canopy of the trees. We started walking back on our four wheeler trails and uncovered this magical hidden world of wild lilacs. There are so many that there are white petals all over the floor of the forest. Everywhere you walk; you step on them. I don't know if I've ever seen anything like it and I have no idea how we missed it last year! The fragrance is amazing and overwhelming. And all week we haven't even known where it was coming from! It occurred to me while walking back there that this is what loving the world for Jesus is supposed to be like. When the world is in contact with us, they should have this overwhelming aroma of love and they may not even understand where it comes from at first. But they won't be able to deny its existence because of the little blooms everywhere. God will faithfully allow it to bloom at just the right time. Then they will look up and recognixze the canopy of love that God has spread over them.
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