"For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing…"
2 Corinthians 2:15
An aroma of Christ; that is quite a responsibility. What is the aroma of Christ? Love, grace, mercy, truth, beauty, joy, faith, peace, patience, kindness, generosity and good works. Yep, that's easy! No problem, right?! Maybe not so much. Well, be encouraged! God has chosen us and predestined us to be the aroma of Christ. That means He is helping us and giving us the grace we need to be the aroma of Christ because it is only with His help that we will ever even begin to be a pleasant and sweet aroma.
What a great metaphor! I love this metaphor in part because I love scented candles. I love how a candle can fill the house with lovely (and sometimes hunger-inducing) scents. I especially love the seasonal candles such as sugar cookies, apple pie, harvest, pumpkin pie, evergreen and more. Hmmm... I think I'll go get one out right now!