The Sweet Aroma of Christ Within Us -- By Melva Cooper

"But thanks be to God! For through what Christ has done, He has triumphed over us so that now wherever we go, He uses us to tell others about the Lord and to spread the Gospel like a sweet perfume. As far as God is concerned there is a sweet wholesome fragrance in our lives. It is the fragrance of Christ within us, an aroma to both the saved and unsaved all around us." II Corinthians 2:14,15 (LB)

In February our thoughts turn to love as Valentine’s Day approaches!

Can’t you smell the aroma of perfume and the fragrance of the roses that will be abundance? Beautifully decorated boxes of sweet chocolates will be given to loved ones. Hearts of every color and size will be splashed across those gifts so carefully selected in love.

We can be grateful for these delicacies God has given us to enjoy, but the aroma that pleases Him most is the fragrance of Christ within us. That is the sweet perfume that He desires we spread to those all around.

This year as that special day of love arrives again, I pray that our lives will send forth that pleasing aroma of Christ to both the saved and unsaved. May these hearts that beat deep within us be full of the sweet wholesome fragrance of Christ as we allow Him to use us to help spread the Gospel around the world.

Melva Cooper