Over the past year I have traveled a lot which simply means that I have spent a great deal of time at the airport. Airports mean lots of people gathered in tight spots at all times of day. So, what’s my point?
Numerous times while thumbing through a magazine or answering emails as I await my flight someone will walk by and the way that they smell “grabs” my attention!! This “reaction” can be caused by a lack of cleanliness, digestive issues, or the over-use of creams and perfumes. Needless to say, these folks leave a lasting memory on me.
In the same way, do we ever question the “fragrance” we bring into a room full of people in our daily lives? Do we ever consider the memory our “scent” leaves on those around us?
The Word of God speaks of us in Ephesians 5:2 this way: “Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.”
Also in 2 Corinthians 2:5 it says: “For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.”
The International Fragrance Association says; ”
Scent is one of the most powerful of senses. Smelling a certain fragrance can signal a season or a treasured memory or simply make a mundane task like cleaning a little more enjoyable. The sense of smell plays a crucial role in our emotional well-being in this rapidly changing and chaotic world.”
When people remember you, what is the impact your scent has had on them?
Perhaps we could purpose to work harder in our families, places of work, churches, and yes, even airports, to leave a fragrance that brings a greater sense of pleasant well-being to others; let’s be remembered for our loving aroma!! 🙂
2 thoughts on “What Smells?”
Nice article. I can identify with what you are saying. Hopefully I have an aroma that is pleasing not only to God but those around me as well.
🙂 thank you for sharing your thoughts. Having read many of your blog posts I can feel certain that you are “pleasing”. !