Thursday, August 2, 2007
"Be Thankful in All Circumstances"
Wednesday evening we came in from church and noticed a fishy odor in our hallway leading to our bedroom. Different ones sniffed the air in the kitchen, hallway, dining room and utility room looking for the culprit with no success. We lit candles to battle the smell.
The next day when Daryl came in we once again began to look for the fishy odor that was becoming stronger. We searched the utility room, moved things around in the hallway, and checked the onion, cantaloupe, potatoes and trashcan in the kitchen. We sprayed Fabreeze to battle the smell.
Friday we awoke to the possibility of moving to a new home. Ok, maybe it was a bit radical, but the fishy smell was growing at an alarming rate and we were losing the battle of the odor. Daryl even went so far as to check in the attic. We lit candles, sprayed Fabreeze and Lysol.
Friday evening I began to slowly check out everything in the utility room, dining room, hall and kitchen. Once again I poked and sniffed the onions, potatoes and cantaloupe. This time the cantaloupe poked back. As I lifted the bag of cantaloupe, I saw juices covering 4 feet of kitchen tile. The odor that wafted up from the floor was both nauseating and repulsive and I said, “Thank you God!”
“Thank you God for the running water to clean this mess up with; thank you God for the towels, mop, the good smelling cleaner; and thank you God that we found the stench.”
That night as I turned off the lights, set the air conditioner, let the dog out and got ready to go to bed I took a long deep smell….God is wonderful!
I Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.”