Bethany was a dull place, the village of Simon the leper, dead Lazarus and many sinners. But when Lord Jesus visited that village, it became a place of fragrance. (John 12:1-3; Mark 14:3) God has quickened us who were dead in trespasses & sins (Eph. 2:1), now made a sweet savor (aroma) of Christ.
“Now wherever we go, He uses us to tell others about the Lord and spread the Good News like a sweet perfume. Our lives are a fragrance presented by Christ to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those being saved and by those perishing. To those who are perishing we are a fearful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved we are a life giving perfume.” 2 Corinthians 2:14-16 (NLT)
Are you among the saved ones? We thank God, because for you this is a life giving aroma. For un-believers this is a smell of eternal death and doom.
Bethany Aroma, a Brethren publishing house based in Kottayam, publishes Christian literature and music for the Glory of our redeemer Lord Jesus Christ.