Due to our busy life style and work demands, I’ve been utilizing my crock pot quite often lately and have been trying out different recipes – some with more success than others. 😜 Yesterday, I was able to slowly walk around the house without crutches and so decided to make a hot meal in the crock pot so that I could take my time putting things together. I chose a recipe that incorporated broccoli. As the casserole cooked, the smell of cooking broccoli permeated the house. The smell was quite unpleasant. Even though everyone enjoyed the casserole, the smell remained even this morning.
Today, I brought home a bread machine which I bought from a friend (thanks, Judi! ) and I wanted to try it out right away. I put the ingredients together in the machine and turned it on. After a bit, the smell of baking bread began to overtake the broccoli odor. It was magical. I haven’t had time to bake any bread lately (hence the purchase of the machine) and it was wonderful to experience that once again. It smells like home to me – like love and comfort. It makes me think of health and family and life.
I couldn’t help but think on how God says we are the fragrance of Christ and will overcome the fragrance of those who are dying.
2 Corinthians 2:15-16 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?
We are the sweet fragrance of Christ. We have the fragrance of God’s grace over us. We no longer have an aroma of death. Since we are now God’s children, saved by grace, we are like sweet smelling incense to Him.
I need to see myself in this light. I need to see myself as being a pleasure to God – a beautiful fragrant that brings a smile to His face. My new life in Christ represents a sweet aroma of ‘life’, living and fresh. As I go into your day, i need to remember to take the sweet aroma of God everywhere I go.
The sweet smelling fragrant in our lives
Is the aroma of our Lord Jesus Christ