Ephesians 5 we are instructed to be imitators of God as dear children, to walk
in love as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a
sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
before God is never unnoticed by God.
All that Christ did, in His suffering and death, could have appeared to
some in those moments that God had forgotten Jesus – or that His sufferings
were not noticed. Even Jesus crying out
on the cross, “Why have you forsaken Me?” leads us to wonder.
here we are, recipients of that sacrifice.
Nothing went unnoticed by the Father.
And in Christ, this Table also teaches and seals for us this truth – no
suffering of His children ever goes unnoticed – all suffering for Christ – all
obedience to the Father, and especially obedience that pays a price, goes
unnoticed. It is before Him a
sweet-smelling aroma. In Christ,
nothing, absolutely nothing, in our lives, goes unnoticed.