“WE ARE…THE FRAGRANCE OF CHRIST.”
( 2 CORINTHIANS 2:15 )
In ancient times when the Roman army won a great victory, they paraded their defeated enemies through the streets in shackles. As part of the celebrations they burned incense on altars throughout the city, filling the air with perfume.
That way those who couldn’t see the procession knew the army had triumphed because they heard the music and smelled the incense. The scent became symbolic of victory. Are you getting the idea?
“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” (2 Co 2:14 NIV).
Forget Estee Lauder and Chanel No.5! Your life should be so permeated with God’s presence that people around you can pick up the scent of it. After all, you’re the most compelling evidence there is that Jesus is alive and well in His children!
In Florida there’s an elegant cathedral with amazing stained-glass windows, each portraying an important event in the life of Christ. And that’s okay.
But the truth is, God doesn’t need church windows to tell His story – He’s looking for tuned-in, turned-on Christians to do that!
“It’s been said that the longer a husband and wife live together the more they start to look, act and talk alike.” And it’s the same with us. The more time we spend thinking about Jesus, talking to Him, meditating on His Word and basking in His presence, the more people are going to want to know,
“What’s that scent you’re wearing?”
(By Rick Godwin)
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