Spending a short time on Little Gasparilla, even if it’s just a few minutes to gather items, is good for the soul. After getting off the boat you must walk down a long boardwalk that leads you into the mangrove covered area; there you will see where the residents have hung, and planted orchids. One particular orchid has a beautiful aroma that wafts through the air, welcoming you to the island. It invites you to linger for a moment and breathe in its delightful scent.
God created special scents, and instructed Moses to have a perfumer create a blend that was never to be used on common things, and whatever it touched would become holy, and clean. This holy anointing oil can be compared to the Holy Spirit. When we accept Jesus as our Savior, we are anointed by the Holy Spirit. Each of us is considered a useful instrument that has been consecrated into service, and because of Jesus, we are a pleasing aroma to God, and are no longer considered common, and ordinary. Think of this when you become down on yourself; you are valued in the kingdom of God.
You shall consecrate them, that they may be most holy. Whatever touches them will become holy. You shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may serve me as priests. Exodus 30:29-30
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."Ephesians 5:2
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