One of the great things about Summertime are the many smells that fill the air. For instance, I love the smell of my tomato plants as I survey my garden. Or the smell of blooming flowers. Or maybe the smell the beach air on your vacation. So I found it interesting this morning when I read these words of Paul
14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 2 Corinthians 2:14-15 (NIV)
He is referring to his group of travelers in this section of Corinthians, however, I think he is laying down a pattern for followers of the Christ. we are to be the aroma of Christ among the world. Wow. I guess the real question today is this – what sort of smell are you producing as you interact with those around you?
Let’s produce the fragrance of life.