We closed Tuesday’s Bible study with, I’ll fly away.” Karmann began very slowly on her guitar, “One glad day when this life is ore…” By the time we hit the chorus we were in stride, “O I’ll fly away O Lordy; I’ll fly away…”
Our voices lofted out the open window into the cool evening like a fragrance. People exiting the park across the street heard our song, our joy and our laughter. Was this an example of what Paul wrote about, “We are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life” (2Cor 15)?
Paul’s words are one of God’s mysteries; an aroma from death…an aroma from life. The aroma of Christ’s testimony is always sweet-smelling, but it is received differently depending on which extreme a person is in: perishing, or saved. The one who rejects Christ is dying and smells their death. The one who has accepted Christ is living and smells life.
To Think About
“Beware what you brood on in secret for the fruitful opportunity will come when God and the devil will meet in your soul, and you will do according to your brooding”