My Five Senses Are a Gift from God


This first group is in the natural. We all maybe realize that they are known by the sound of the word; for instance, *Touch* (we touch a key on our typewriter, or computer).

The second in the group is *Smell.* When Grandmother is preparing a Christmas dinner, and the dressing is about to come out of the oven, bingo—we love the aroma of dressing, and dressing it was.

The third group is *Hearing.* Grandmother is not clumsy, but the spoon she was using for the gravy got too hot; she of course dropped it, then we heard the sound (and maybe heard Grandma say, “Oh Mercy me!!!”).

The fourth group is *Taste.* “Yep,” she says. “Do not taste the gravy with that spoon as it is HOT and has now been on the floor.” (Always wash it first.)

The fifth group is *Seeing.* You see/we saw Grandmom jump back so the hot spoon would not touch her ankle (smart lady).

Let’s take this to a higher level, the Spiritual place.

The sense of Touch: As we walk in the Spirit, without touching anything, we may have the sensation that we are walking into a dangerous setting. We may feel like there is a very unusual temperature change in the atmosphere around us. As an example: Animals’ feet can start them running for no reason at all (at least to a human being). Let’s assume there are high winds on the ocean near the land. Strange, because it does not seem like the wind is blowing that hard, and the cloud structure does look dangerous? Then we glance around us, we see the elephants racing up the hillside nearby. What in the world is going on?

Without any early signs, an earthquake may take place in the depth of the ocean. This, the reaction word for what has taken place, is Tsunami. Humans do not sense the moving of ground under our feet; however, elephants do, and race to high ground—as they know what is coming.

The sense of Smell: In 2 Corinthians 2:14–16, the apostle Paul charges Christians to spread “the fragrance of the knowledge of [Jesus Christ] everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life.”

The sense of Hearing in the Spirit realm: Most heard: I can hear my Savior calling, in older songs so very popular in their time. The Spirit speaks to us. Mark 13:11: “When they arrest you and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit.”

The sense of Taste: Psalm 34:8: “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”

The sense of Seeing: Luke 11:33–36: “No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.”

by Robert D. Anderson

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