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Powered by 4 - November 20, 2013

  • 2013 Nov 20

Sweet Scent

today's reading.
2 Corinthians 2:14-17  But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere...

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I am passionate about the need to share Christ with others. So I was drawn to Paul's description of us being a fragrance of Christ. As I thought about what being an aroma of Christ meant, baking cookies immediately came to mind since this is something I enjoy. I bake some killer gourmet chocolate chunk cookies, and when I'm baking them there isn't anywhere in the house where you can escape that wonderful smell of melting chocolate blending perfectly together with hot butter, sugar, flour and eggs. It's tantalizing which makes it hard to wait for them to come out of the oven so I can savor and enjoy them fully. That's the picture Paul is painting for us in 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 when he describes us as being a fragrance and aroma of Christ to those around us. 

So how often do you (or do you) think of yourself as "the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing" (verse 15)? What does being "the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere" (verse 14) mean and look like for you? Tami

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