In a little street in the German city of Cologne, there stands a shop ever since 1709. The shop's name is Farina, the site of the original Eau de Cologne. This shop is world famous for its fragrances, and women all over the world are pleased to buy or receive a gift of Eau de Cologne.

What makes their fragrances so beautiful is the sweet smelling aroma that arouses the senses, powerful yet not overpowering. People notice something pleasant when a lady wearing Eau de Cologne enters a room.

What do people notice when we enter a room?

Christians also carry an aroma wherever we go. Sometimes we might forget to put on the fragrance or sometimes we put on so much that it can become overbearing, but if we wear it well then the aroma of Christ with us can become something attractive and pleasing to others.

2 Corinthians 2:14-16 (NIV) says:

"But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task?"

What sort of aroma are we carrying each day?

Are we equal to the task set before us?

With God's help, the answer is a resounding YES!

Yours in Christ,

Peter Rogers

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