Quite a few years ago, Elgielene got into essential oils. And when I say “got into,” I mean learning about them, using them, and even reselling them. She bought them for the aromas, the topical benefits, and even for taking internally. So, we had (and still have) bottles of essential oils, droppers, and diffusers.
If you’ve never used essential oils for anything, you don’t know what you’re missing.
Yeah, I know some people are allergic to certain plants. And even the scent of them. So, if that’s you, you’re probably ready to stop reading this and click away. But I have a good reason for bringing it up, so don’t go away just yet.
Now, back to the diffusers again.
I really enjoy dripping a few drops of peppermint, or peppermint and lemon, into our diffuser (with filtered water). And I love how those scents open up my sinuses and clear my head. Of course, I might have an extra bias because of the respiratory issues I’ve dealt with the past 3 years. But I loved the scents of essential oils in the house long before all that.
It’s so cool, how diffusers vaporize the oils and water. And they do it so quietly. But the end result is so pleasantly powerful. The feeling of a whole room can change as you breathe in those aromas. It’s one of life’s little pleasures.
I guess those are some of the reasons why Paul (in the Bible) metaphorically described Christians as diffusers. It’s true. He put it this way…
“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.”
That’s so cool. And it makes me feel like my two thousand articles, well most of them, are like essential oils. And I’ve diffused “the fragrance of His knowledge” in my own way. Through Rhyme and Reason.
Hmm…maybe I should start my own brand of diffusers. What do you think?
But there’s a catch to letting God use you to diffuse the fragrance of His knowledge. Just like some people are allergic to certain plants and their oils, most people find the fragrance of God’s knowledge offensive, too. Paul talked about that this way…
“For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life.”
So, here’s what I think about that…
The fragrance of knowledge is essential.
Diffuse it. Don’t keep it confidential.
To some, it’s like roses. Some turn up their noses.
Your results will be quite consequential.
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