The Sweet Fragrance of Perfume

The Background

My mother loves perfume.  She absolutely loves it!  The funny thing about it is that ever since I was a little girl, she has been in love with perfume.  As a child, we had special days when we would go downtown to look around.  I liked window shopping, but my mother took this to a whole different level.  To be honest, I wanted to look around for a little bit, and then get to the fun part:  going to Beef N’ Brandy on State Street for a lunchtime sandwich and french fry special.

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We usually looked around for a good three to four hours before she decided that we would eat lunch and head home.  Those four hours entailed several makeup counters, jewelry counters, and finally the perfume and cologne counters, making sure that she had several samples of facial products and cologne by the time we finished shopping.  Every blue moon, she had saved up enough money to buy herself the fragrance that she had been smelling for months.  My mother has smelled so many fragrances over the years, that believe it or not, she has become a specialist at knowing her colognes.  Whenever we are out and about, and she smells a familiar scent, she might strike up a conversation with a person, and then ask them, “Oh, is that such and such?  I love that fragrance.”  There are very few fragrances that she is unfamiliar with.

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“The Christ Fragrance”

As Christians, we are supposed to be a fragrance of Christ.  What fragrance are we giving off?  Do they ask us what cologne we are wearing? Or, are we giving off any scent at all?  Do people stand next to us and want to run because of our attitudes or behaviors, or do they want to stay and “smell” a while, because their noses are filled with the overwhelming fragrance of Christ?

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For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; 2 Corinthians 2:15

Have a blessed night!

 

Katina

 

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