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    God Bought Me Some Perfume

    October 13, 2009

    So I’ve been wanting some new perfume. But as the luxury remains on my “when-Dave-gets-a-job” list, I’m content to sniff-n-wish every time I go to the mall, taking home samples of my latest “favorite.”

    There’s this verse in the Psalms about God giving us the desires of our heart. I’ve always piously declared that as long as our desires match His, He will do just that. But perfume? Way too carnal a thing to desire.

    Not so, apparently, for at church today a lady (knowing nothing of my secret parfum pining) handed me a bag containing a gift box of five small bottles of unopened designer perfume. “I wanted to give you a present,” she said, and walked away.

    My guess? God told her. I really should stop being suprised and let it sink in that He really does like us that much–enough to buy me perfume.

    “If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God, “I’ll get you out of any trouble. I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me. Call to me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times; I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party. I’ll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation.” Ps. 91:14-16, The Message

    One thought on “God Bought Me Some Perfume

    1. HI THERE! says:

      Oh!! I love this. So nice to see another who will separate ‘religion’ from what it really means to know and love Jesus.
      I confess that since I’ve never NOT believed in God, I haven’t delved into the Bible to your extent ~ I simply take for granted that He IS Whom he SAYS HE IS.
      .. but then I’m a musician by ear too, who never got proficient at reading music so I guess in that way I’m a non-religious pianist.
      Happy to ‘meet’ you!

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