Did you know a bad smell can wake you up out of a sound sleep? I can tell you from personal experience that it can. One night our entire family had gone to bed and everyone was sound asleep. Suddenly, all of us – but one- found ourselves in the hallway asking each other, “Ugh! What is that disgusting smell?” Our family still laughs about that night to this day. But we weren’t laughing that night! LOL
Just as a bad smell can send you running, a good smell can draw you in. The smell of freshly baked cookies, the smell of lilacs, the smell of homemade bread, the smell of a roast in the oven, the smell of a freshly cut tree…
How about the ‘smell of Christ’? Are you spreading the fragrant aroma of Christ everywhere you go? Does your smell draw people to Christ or send them running in the opposite direction? Is your smell sweet? Is your smell inviting?
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 2 Corinthians 2:14-16, 3:5-12
When I think about being a fragrant aroma for Christ, I feel inadequate. Paul felt that way, too. He actually asked, “And who is adequate for these things?” Thankfully, our adequacy is from God. He has made us new. He has placed us in Christ. He has given us His Spirit.
Be a fragrance of Christ today – everywhere you go!