WOW!! That Smell !!
Ray didn't say anything about it, and at first I didn't like to ask him what it was.
Ladies, are suppose to be well mannered and not talk about such things.
When I couldn't resit any longer, I asked, and he told me..
Perhaps he thought we had them in Australia and I would know?
One day while driving along a deserted road on our way to a funeral, Ray stopped the SUV and hopped out. He wanted to surprise me, and came back with three tiny gorgeous little creatures.
Informing me they were baby skunks and that some people reared them as pets, he told me how their scent glands were removed to prevent problems. But at this young age he assured me.... they didn't spray.
Of course, I believed everything I was told, after all, Ray was an American, so he knew...
Or did he?
He let the babies go in some undergrowth and got back into the drivers seat.....
ALONG WITH THAT SMELL.
It was getting late for our appointment, so we had to continue on.
Outside in the graveyard, the smell wasn't as evident.
But when we went back to the house of the family, it was!
I sat on a lounge with a sweet lady I had just met, while Ray mingled.
Every now and again, someone tentatively wriggled their nose and remarked, "I can smell skunk."
I could hardly keep a straight face.
I'm one of those people who laugh at almost everything..
Finally one of the men cottoned on and asked sternly, "Where have you been Raymond?"
I finally burst out laughing..
And then, the good thing was so did many others when they learnt what he had done.
Seeing this beautiful picture on Facebook, brought the memory flooding back.
A Sweet Fragrance
2 Corinthians 2: 14-16
"Now wherever we go he uses us to tell others about the Lord and to spread the Good News like a sweet perfume.
Our lives are a fragrance presented by Christ to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those being saved and by those perishing.
To those who are perishing we are a fearful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved we are a life-giving perfume."