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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wear it like Perfume

David and I read a really great devotion the other night. There was a great illustration of how we should "wear our faith" as believers. This comes from "Every day with Jesus."

A Spreading Fragrance
"We are unto God a sweet savor of Christ."
2 Corinthians 2:15

J.B. Phillips translates this verse, "Through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of HIM everywhere. We Christians have the unmistakable scent (or fragrance) of Christ."

Rita Snowden tells a delightful story. She was sitting at the window of a house where she was staying on vacation and suddenly the air seemed to fill with fragrance. It was so noticeable, so striking, that she asked herself where on earth it could be coming from. She looked out of the
window and all she could see were ordinary people walking up and down the street. She went out and the fragrance was stronger than ever. So she inquired, "Where does this fragrance come from?" The hostess of the house said, "Don't you know? These people all work in a perfume factory. They live in the fragrance all day and when they come out at lunchtime they bring the fragrance with them."

Do we bear the fragrance of Christ so that wherever you go there is something different about us that makes people want to follow and find the secret?

I don't know about you, but I want to wear my "Christ" perfume everyday, and I want to bathe in it!

1 comment:

The Prophesaur said...

Neat devotion! Thinking of our actions as being aromatic puts a great mental image to the call to set ourselves apart from others.