On the first day of summer I faced the grime on my southern windows. Yes, I had cleaned the windows when I put up the screens earlier this spring on one of the few fine mornings. But that afternoon not only did it rain big, hard, pelting drops but it blew all the dust from the south. This in turn became a muddy mess that stuck to the windows.
As I washed away the mud I was overcome by the sweet aroma of the lilac bush now in full bloom in front of the bedroom windows.
Who could have thought of such an uplifting fragrance? God did! Just like He washes the grime-sin of our life away and creates in us a fragrance of life that is lovely.