There are certain fragrances which provoke pleasantness in my mind—wild roses in the woods, sunshine in line-dried sheets, a spring rain, aspens in the high country—these fragrances were all created by God for us to enjoy. It’s a great mystery how fragrances can penetrate our minds and give us joy. Until I read these verses, I never considered how God made us to be a lovely fragrance for Him. “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. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing…” (2 Corinthians 2‬:14-15) ‬‬‬ 

When God makes our heart beautiful through His Son, we should not keep it bottled up like a sweet perfume, never used or shared. We need to spread the essence of God by allowing Him to live through us, and thus, allow the aroma of Who He is to penetrate the hearts around us. When we live in the essence of God, the saved can be encouraged and the perishing can find hope in Christ!  

Just as the wild rose has a distinctive pleasant aroma, what is the essence of my life to others?

If I am constantly choosing to fill my life with the stink of this world, it will permeate me and hide the essence of God—much like a skunk spraying a wild rose! When I am found at the center of His will, His essence flows freely from my life to draw others to Him. God changes us in many wonderful ways when we live in the center of His will and it is much like a pleasant scent penetrating our senses and changing our heart. He is so Good to give us this beautiful Word-picture, to teach us to live the fragrance of His love.

God makes our soul beautiful and sharing it—is spreading the fragrance of His love.‬‬‬ 

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