Have you ever noticed that when you step outside in the winter all you smell is cold?
That’s why I really love all the smells of spring.
Fresh cut grass.
The lilac bush in full bloom.
The apple trees bursting with blossom.
The lily of the valley hiding in the grass.
The hyacinth that perfumes the garden.
There’s a tantalizing fragrance in the air that excites us! It draws us outside, compels us to open the windows and breath deeply.
It’s a fragrance that we quickly recognize as spring – it smells alive.
I was reading in 2 Corinthians the other day when this verse caught my eye:
2 Corinthians 2:14-15 Amplified
But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph as trophies of Christ’s victory and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere,
For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ which exhales unto God, discernible alike among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing”
How incredible is that!
In Christ, we’re walking in a never-ending victory parade! And – everywhere we go we give off a sweet fragrance that is full of life!
Now that’s how I want to live.
I want a life that is open to Him and fragrant with His knowledge.
I want a life that is a beautiful aroma that will draw people to the Lord.
I want to be an enticing perfume that compels people to open the windows of their hearts and drink deeply of the the sweetness of my Savior.
I want to be that sweet fragrance that people recognize as salvation – the exquisite scent of life.