Smell the fragrance of God's Word!
Back in 2014 we visited Amsterdam, Netherlands. The first place Cathy wanted to visit was Keukenhof. It is known as the Garden of Europe. They have approximately 7 million flower bulbs that are planted in the gardens every year. There is a six-week window when all the tulips bloom and paint the countryside in vivid brilliance.
Cathy is pictured in several of the beds of the gardens. You can see the beautiful varieties in just a small section of the massive grounds. We spent an entire day walking among the beds and taking in the wonderful fragrance. Constantly Cathy would sit on her knees and reach out and hold a flower in her hand as she took a sniff of the powerful scent.
The Word of God has the same appeal and freshness of walking in Keukenhof. When you open the bible there can be a feeling that you have already been exposed to this. But the bible can be a new book every day. Get on your knees and get close to the story. Ask questions and patiently seek answers. The freshness will excite your heart. It is just as fresh as though the ink was never dry. You can find fresh discoveries at every step!
We know that flowers are blooming in the northern hemisphere. It is spring. Many of you can walk out to your yard and have the same experience. Open the bible and smell the fragrance of God. Look for a new thought while it shapes your heart, mind, and soul.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.