2 Corinthians 2 14 – May the Fragrance

But thanks be to God, who always leads us triumphantly as captives in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.

This was given to me as a baptismal verse when I was baptised and a member of South Nutfield Free Church. I have lost the card with the verse in fine calligraphy, and my baptism details.

Fragrance is used in the old testament where the fragrance of burnt offerings are pleasing to God. The wise men brought baby Jesus fragrant Frankincense and Myrrh. Catholic church incense is a resin incense of benzoin, frankincense, and myrrh. Mark 14 3 says ‘A woman came with a special sealed jar. It contained very expensive perfume made out of pure nard. She broke the jar open and poured the perfume on Jesus’ head.’ Nard is Spikenard, the distillation of a flower. That was broken on Jesus before he died, and his death was seen as an offering for sinners. The fragrance of the knowledge of him is something pleasing to others and God.

This song by Graham Kendrick is may the fragrance of Jesus fill this place.

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