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verse 14: “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in His triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.”

Ever notice how certain smells can trigger a memory, good or bad, like the snap of fingers? Sometimes, it might not be the exact smell, but one that is close enough to make you recall another time, another place. Sometimes, it’s the smell of homemade rolls that remind me of my grandmother’s house, and all the good times I had there as a child. Sometimes it’s the lingering perfume on a love letter my wife wrote me that has been sealed in a drawer; opening it brings back memories of courtship when I was dating her.

Sometimes the smell of an old building can remind you of days gone by, good or bad, and all the pages of memory stand open again.

The verse above says that we are smells in a way. We as Christians become the mainifestation of “the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.” We become reminders to those around us of what Christ has done in our lives, and we can become reminders and inspirations to those around us who need to “smell” that hope. Remember, you might be the only “Jesus” some people see today; let His light shine in you and may you have that “sweet aroma” today.

Have a blessed day!

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