“For we are the sweet aroma of Christ to God among those who are saved and those who are perishing.” 2 Corinthians 2:15
 
Some years ago I went to visit a lady who was recovering from surgery. She was very sick with a fever and a bad infection. The doctors weren’t sure if she would ever recover. 
 
When I walked into her room an overwhelming stench hit me and about knocked me over. It was a putrid odor, and I knew in my spirit it was the smell of  death.  
 
Though weak and frail, she mustered a smile as I pulled up a chair next to her bed. We talked, I read some Bible verses and shared some stories with her.
I really couldn’t concentrate because the smell was so bad that I was covering my nose with a tissue and holding my breath. 
 
I asked if I could pray for her and she said; “Yes.”
 
I put my hands on her head and began to pray over her asking God to touch her body and heal her completely.
 
Suddenly a sweet fragrance filled the room. It smelled like frankincense and myrrh anointing oil. As I continued to pray the aroma grew stronger and stronger, it seemed to swirl around us. It was the most heavenly and intoxicating fragrance.
 
 At one point I cupped my hands together, held them to my face and inhaled the sweet perfume. It felt like oil was dripping from my hands. Time stood still while the presence of the Lord filled the room.
 
I can’t put it in words, it was Holy and Divine. 
 
The color in my friends face returned. She sat up in bed and said she felt stronger and believed that God had touched and healed her. 
 
When I hugged her goodbye she looked up at me and said, “How come you don’t smell like you usually do?”
 
What do you mean? I asked.
 
You’re not wearing your “Cotton Candy” spray like you always do.
 
Yes I am, I sprayed it all over me before I came here today.
 
No you didn’t. I can’t smell Cotton Candy. You smell totally different, like something I never smelled before. 
 
What is that new fragrance you’re wearing?
 
Glory to God, I wasn’t the only one, she smelled it too! It was the sweet aroma of Christ! It was the fragrance of life that came to conquer death! 
 
God healed her that day. Her infection and fever left. She didn’t die, she lived to declare the works of the Lord!
 
That Holy Sweet Aroma of Christ lingered on me and around me on that glorious day.  
 
As believers we are to be the sweet aroma of Christ, spreading His fragrance everywhere we go! 
 
We can’t buy this fragrance, but the more time we spend with Jesus the more His fragrance will rub off on us.
 
The sweet aroma of Christ, the fragrance of Heaven.
 
 
“For we are the sweet aroma of Christ to God among those who are saved and those who are perishing.” 2 Corinthians 2:15
 
Hallelujah! 
Praise the Lord and share the Good News!
 
Donna Selma Lind 💗