The Aroma of Christ

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life. And who is equal to such a task? 2 Corinthians 2:14-16

This picture comes from the days of the Roman Empire when after a victory generals would lead their men in a procession of triumph and celebration and the air would be filled with the fragrance of people burning sweet smelling spices. Isn’t this both beautiful and powerful for us? Firstly our General is Jesus! Secondly our victory in the battle is already declared. Thirdly as we walk through the streets of life we emit the sweet smelling aroma of Christ, the Fragrance of life.

You’re not JUST to cultivate your environment and make the place better. You are to bring Jesus there. Look for opportunities to mention His name to others today and to share snipers or the story of His glorious Gospel.