We are the aroma of Christ.
—2 Corinthians 2:15
Bread salesman. That was my first job. I was seven years old. I pulled my wagon to the bakery on Saturday mornings, loaded up, and went door-to-door in my neighborhood, selling freshly-baked bread for 7¢ per loaf.
The Old Testament frequently speaks of sacrifices that sent up an “aroma pleasing to the Lord.”
The apostle Paul’s life and preaching are called “the fragrance of [Christ]” (2 Cor 2:15).
I have a lingering memory of the scrumptious smell of that bakery.
And I still hold in reverential remembrance the influence—the sweet aroma—of dear people in my boyhood church.
The aroma of your good life will be remembered years from now, by someone you’re influencing today—perhaps unknowingly.
You exude the scent of the Savior.