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Sacred Spice Story: Christianity and Cinnamon

The Sacred Story of a Spice

God commanded Moses to use cinnamon in the holy anointing oil. But why would this be? What relation does this spice have to the sacred? What can the aroma of cinnamon tell us about our own lives?

Cinnamon The Sacred Story of a Spice Video by Caroline Gavin of Purposeful Pathway Christian Life Coaching

Image courtesy Piyata at www.freedigitalphotos.net

Watch the Cinnamon Story unfold in this three-minute video…

  • http://tomraines.wordpress.com Tom

    Interesting…just how did you decide to write about this…anyhow, I was just thinking the other day that I thought about praying over an ill friend and didn’t even know what went into “holy oil”…you have prompted me to research this and I love cinnaman, ha! I will never think of it the same again. Thanks!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

      So glad you enjoyed it, Tom! Thank you for your comment!

      I am taking a course in Traditional Eastern and Western medicine, and I wanted to trace the link of cinnamon to the sacred. There is certainly a connection between health, holiness and cleanliness (hence the phrase “cleanliness is next to godliness”). It’s definitely a fascinating topic!

      “I will never think of it the same again…” I actually said the exact same words to a friend yesterday at church! Great minds think alike!

      I love cinnamon too, so now I can see it as a sacred, sweet treat!!

      Thank you again, and God bless!

  • Carole Simone

    So interesting, and beautifully done!
    Thank you, Caroline!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com/ Caroline Gavin

      Thank YOU, Mom! Love and blessings always… :)

  • http://www.thefinerneiners.blogspot.com Erin Neiner

    This was WONDERFUL, Caroline! I learned so much from this and honestly did not remember that cinnamon was directly requested from God! That means it truly is a special spice! I love the explanation of sweet and spicy and you found so many wonderful old pictures and documents! I’d give you an A+++! :)

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

      Erin, thank you SO very much for your comment!!

      Sweet are your words (like cinnamon), and they warmed my heart!!

      May your Sunday be Sweet and full of SON-shine!

      Much Love in Our Savior Divine,


  • http://8littlearrows.wordpress.com/ Colleen

    Caroline, this was so intriguing. I hadn’t even remembered this was in scripture. I love cinnamon and have heard about its benefits for health; I use lots of it. Now I feel even better about it, realizing its connection to the sacred! Your video was beautifully done, too. So nice to hear your voice, too! :-)

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

      Thank you SO much, Colleen, for your comment!!

      I also love cinnamon and use plenty of it.

      Isn’t it uplifting to know that it not only tastes / smells wonderful and has healing qualities…but also has spiritual undertones too?

      Praise God for His many wonderful gifts!
      Indeed He is the Giver of sugar, spice and everything nice!

      May God continue to bless you and your beautiful family!! :)

  • http://www.threedimensionalvitality.com/ Ann Musico

    Absolutely beautifully done, Caroline! Cinnamon is definitely a foundational spice in my practice – the health benefits are numerous as you shared! I knew it was included in the anointing oil – but I truly loved your explanation of its relation to our faith. Beautiful!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

      Always a sweet encouragement you are! Thank you, my dear sister Ann!

      Yes, cinnamon is a special spice with a sacred history. How blessed we are to enjoy its numerous health (and taste) benefits!

      May God richly bless your beautiful heart as you live for Him!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com/ Caroline Gavin

      Thank you so very much, Ann! Always a blessing you are to me! I enjoyed the research for this project; God’s wisdom and ways never cease to amaze! His richest blessings to you!

  • lhgraham

    Caroline… the pictures, music and your soothing voice telling us the story of cinnamon was awesome! I learned something new!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com/ Caroline Gavin

      Sweet Lisa, thank you so very much! Always you encourage, and I appreciate the wisdom I garner from your posts! May God continue to bless and inspire you! :)

      • lhgraham

        Thank you, Caroline!