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Topic: Fragrance (10/24/05)
TITLE: The Fragrance of Christ
By Victoria Weathers
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“For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved
and among those who are perishing.” 2 Corinthians 2:15 NKJV
From my earliest Sunday School recollections, I can remember being told, “Your are the only Bible some people will ever read.” The truth in that statement is undeniable. Our actions paint mental image of Christ that some will carry with them for the rest oft their lives. We’ve all heard about the proverbial “Deacon” seen in a bar or at a gambling establishment or just behaving unscrupulously in public. But have you ever stopped to consider your life not only has a visual impact but a fragrant one as well.
What fragrance of Christ are you wearing? Would you be called, "Ode to Joy" or "Marah" which means bitterness? Would your fragrance be made from the purest of oils or would it be the dime-a-dozen variety which smells cheap and leaves everyone with a headache?
The fragrance should be memorable for the clean, sweet aroma present with you and maybe lingering faintly as you walk away. We’ve all had the pleasure of hugging or just being close to someone wearing an exquisite perfume or cologne which has not been over applied. You notice the fragrance. Your sense of smell is heightened and even drawn to that sent. You may even want it for your self so you ask what fragrance they are wearing. It is a perfect analogy of how Christ should be scented in our lives.
We should not wear Christ as the overbearing, choking "Aunt Martha" smell that people start fanning away as soon as your back is turned. We should have neither the cheap aroma of a life that has been watered down by compromise nor the pungent odor of being mixed with the world.
Let us wear the fragrance of Christ’s many gifts such as "Grace" or "Hope." What about an aroma that gives confidence like "Eternal Life" or express our commitment to Christ like "Allegiance." Then, there is the fragrance everyone is searching for but try to buy an off-brand of and it just isn’t the same…"Peace." Your choice of Christ’s fragrances are limitless. There is something for every situation or occasion. But remember, only wear the good, high quality perfumes not the knock-offs.
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