Rich Paxson

“How is God like a persistent smelly desire?” Were I asked to express smelly desire in sound, then I would find it in the opening notes of Schubert’s 9th Symphony. I hear those simple, very quiet notes flowing through Schubert’s entire opus, some times very quiet and at other times extraordinarily powerful. http://bit.ly/2dd4kfH

Whether we know it or not, whether we like it or not, God’s persistent presence, like the smelly desire I hear within the opening notes of Schubert’s 9th, is always flowing through our lives. That’s just the way it is.

Our joy comes as we recognize in smelly desire the fragrant odor of Jesus walking alongside. Even as we are caught up in the constantly measured flatland of the every-day, God continues whispering God’s presence, through smell and sound, and as St. Paul tells us, in “… sighs too deep for words.” http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=341541364