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An Aromatic Offering

Ahhhh, the delicious smells of Christmas! I love them all.

Homes are infused with a symphony of holiday aromas—evergreen and scented candles, pastries baking, or an ambient fire. But I especially love the warm, wafting aromas of giving and love.

Paul instructed the Ephesians to walk in the way of love and pointed to Jesus as the example. His sacrifice was a fragrant offering to God.

You have a fragrance to dispense, too. One prepared by God to share with the world.

What is that fragrance?

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession,

and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere.

For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved

and among those who are perishing (2 Cor 2:14-15).

We are the aroma of Christ. And we can share the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere we go. In every place we go this bustling time of year.

You have a fragrance for the world—discipleship. But do you know that you also have a fragrance to offer God? It’s the sweet aroma of your worship.

Give Him your aromatic worship.

What is the fragrance of your worship?

Is it sour, by bitterness and unforgiveness?

Salty, from the sweat of your brow or tears of sorrow?

Sweet, filled with loving gratitude?

It may not be like the gifts of frankincense and myrrh the Magi brought the Babe, born King of kings. But don’t let that stop you.


But don’t just come . . . come to worship. Your worship is a pleasing aroma to God, as are those prayers mentioned yesterday. Both are made all-the-more-sweeter by your loving adoration.

#aromaticworship #PreparedAtChristmas


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