fragrance that inspires

random snapshot 20/2016

tonkin jasmine (2)

This is tonkin jasmine/cowslip creeper/telosma cordata/夜来香. These small flowers in clusters on vines are unassuming in appearance but they emit a strong yet amazingly delightful and truly exquisite fragrance, and I absolutely love them!

Looking at these little fragrant yellow blooms, I am led to ponder on ourselves the Christians with reference to 2 Corinthians 2:14-16…

14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him. 15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; 16 to the one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?

In our walk with God and as we get to know Jesus more and more everyday, do we emit the kind of captivating fragrance like the little yellow tonkin jasmines that will stop people on their track, cause them to find out where the perfume comes from and follow it?  We, are the aroma of Christ, do we inspire others to follow?

tonkin jasmine (1)

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