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The aroma of Christ

July 19th, 2010

JOHN SHIRK – In 2 Corinthians 2:14, the Christian life is compared to a victory parade, with God leading the march.

“Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.  For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.  To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life.”

Followers of Jesus are guided by God to spread the aroma of Christ wherever we go.  Not everyone will respond to it in the same way.
For those who are sensitive to God, the aroma of Christ will be an attractive smell that draws them to the Gospel.  The example of the fully devoted Christian turns out to be the life they have been yearning for.  This scene of the parade challenges us to let God lead our pathway, and to reflect the character of Jesus along the way with the people we meet.

That’s Today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk


  1. Trish Vogl
    July 19th, 2010 at 10:50 | #1

    yes, I love this scripture and faithfully use it every single day. I am a school bus driver and as I pray every morning over every seat on my bus I ask the Lord to spread His fragrance, I kid you not…every single morning. It is so exciting to go to work to see what God is going to do on my school bus that day, He never ceases to amaze me at it either. I know when I go to work Jesus is coming with me lol, and He is there on that bus spreading His fragrance!!!! I do believe I have the best smelling bus on the lot, it smells of life!

  2. Jennifer Dempsey
    July 20th, 2010 at 10:15 | #2

    awww thanks Trish for that testimony! I need to remember this scripture more often. I come into alot of conflict regarding my faith right in my own house! The important thing for me to remember is that it is not MY fragrance…not my works, or frustration when I can’t get through to people around me…..it is Jesus’ fragrance through me….I am the holder, the thing He uses to spread HIM…not me!

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