2 corinthians 2:14 – But thanks be to God , who always leads us as captives in Christs triumphal procession & uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere
Scents have a way to evoke memories and mixed feelings in people. Some tend to stir up memories of grief whilst others bring about a sense of contentment , a feeling of being loved or even cause a hint of a smile as you remember something with fondness…perhaps a missed loved one. They is something about the scent of mud just after the rain or of a new car or even that of new tar being laid on the N95 highway that brings happiness to my life. My dormitory when I was in upper six faced the santa fresh bakery and I can tell you they is nothing as appertizing as the smell of freshly baked bread in the morning. It moves you to spend the last dollar you were saving for a rainy day , thats how much impact an aroma can change ones plans. You dont have to look @ the bread or even taste it to want it just the aroma was enough, ask my classmates its a true story….or maybe we were just starved I dont know. But then how can you explain a man unconsciously turning towards another woman whilst walking with his wife because of the wave of freshness that filled his nostrils when she passed by or how a mother quickly grabs the baby a rushes to the bedroom to change its diaper without it wailing first. Clearly the aroma/fragrance of a thing carries influence & i believe those where the images in pauls mind as he wrote to the corinthians. That our ministry of Christ should be as impactful as the aroma of fresh bread that caused a younger me to spend his last dime on bread. People do not need to hear you talk to know that you are a believer but just observing your conduct and talk should be enough. Those who stay in bulawayo , belmont can confess to the sweet aroma of vanilla biscuits in the air as you pass by lobels , it makes you want to brew a cup of coffee and have it with some vanilla creams. This is the kind of impact we are being called to bring in our spheres , bring a good feeling into peoples hearts and provoke them to want to follow Christ unwittingly. In conclusion brethren I beseech you to always smell nice , you know not whose nostrils are close by…. Amen!!