An Exquisite Fragrance

Charles Weigel (wrote the hymn "No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus") shares this account. He was in Pasadena, California at a Bible conference where he was speaking. After spending an afternoon in a rose garden, he came into the evening meeting.

He was repeatedly asked "How did you enjoy the rose garden?" It caused him to wonder, how did so many people know where he had been? He finally asked them.

Their reply? "Because you brought the fragrance of the roses with you"

II Corinthians 2:14-15 (Msg) " In Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade. Through us, he brings knowledge of Christ. Everywhere we go, people breathe in the exquisite fragrance. Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way of salvation—an aroma redolent with life.

How do people I encounter in the moments of my days know that I've been with Jesus?

If I bring the fragrance of Him along with me.

His love through me, His care through me, His concerns through me, His life through me...

Him through me.

When living like Christ, I must put away all selfish thoughts, motives, and actions. It needs to become about others and not about me.

Because of Christ, I want to give off a sweet scent rising to God.

I want to be... an exquisite fragrance.


  1. Love this! Thank you. I had just a quick minute to sit and have a break, and this was just what I needed. My extra time to sit and read has disappeared for a few weeks, so a boost of Light was perfect.

  2. Just perfectly goes with what we are learning in Ladies Study Group. I love when God gives confirmation like that.


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