I love to buy candles. There are a couple that I buy each and every season. And perfume! There are certain fragrances I love, and some not so much. There are sprays to eliminate foul odors in shoes, cars and carpets. Scented sprays are even available is flavors!
Don’t you love walking through gardens smelling the delightful fragrances floating in the air? Right now honeysuckle is aloft and hits your senses with power when stepping out the door. I love peonies and saw a perfume in a magazine today of that very smell!
How about walking into your grandmother’s kitchen and smelling fresh apple pie? And who can forget freshly baked bread? And garlic….it smells great on breadsticks!
Have you imagined a scent right now? Scents even have the ability to bring forth memories. Scents have amazing influence and impacts on our lives. We are a society appreciative of pleasant scents!
A sweet smelling fragrance has an even more permanent impact.
“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.” I Corinthians 2:14-15
A fragrance in this passage is something sweet-smelling, an odor of acquiescence, satisfaction; a sweet odor.
We are a fragrance….Christ through us! I don’t know about you, but sometimes I think I stink! But in Christ, nope…I am a peonie!
IN CHRIST ALONE
*google image, NIV Bible, Strong’s*