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. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 2 Cor. 2:14-15

One of the para-professionals I used to work with always wore the sweetest perfume. It wasn’t overpowering, but just enough to get your attention. I’m sure that the children she worked with enjoyed her pleasant company as well because everywhere she went, she carried that sweet fragrance.

The Apostle Paul reminds us that we are called to carry the fragrance of Christ with us everywhere we go, even in public schools. And not only are we the fragrance of Christ to those around us, but the presence of Christ in us is also a sweet aroma to God. How important then, that we carry the perfume carefully, and wear it well—not too heavy so as to offend and not too weak so as to be noticed. Additionally, in order to wear the fragrance, we must spend time with Him. For it is His aroma we want to wear, not our own.

We want to be a sweet fragrance to You, Lord, today and to those You place around us. We worship and praise You. Amen.

Copyright Shirley Wilson.

Shirley is a retired member and former board member of Christian Educators.

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