Monday, December 18, 2006

A sweet smelling savor

As the blossom cannot tell what becomes of its fragrance,
so one cannot always tell what becomes of his influence.

"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.
For we are to God the fragrance of Christ

among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing."
II Corinthians 2:14-15

8 comments:

abi said...

Bethany,

Once again this was a fitting post for the struggles of today, as we received word that the fragrance of a dear friend was taken home to heaven very early this morning. Yet her influence on our lives still remains here. So your post was comforting and timely yet again.

Oh, how I desire His fragrance to pour forth to others through me. Thank you for allowing Christ to work in your life--because His fragrance spills out from you!

With much love,
Abi

BrittLeigh said...

I can just about smell that beautiful flower ;)! And truly you've been a sweet fragrance in my life too, Bethany! Thanks for the beautiful post!

Love you, Bethany! (((hugs)))

And (((hugs))) to Abi! I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! I'm praying God will grant you comfort and peace during this time! God bless!!

Bethany said...

Oh Abi -- I'm sorry to hear about your loss! I'm praying for you, and also for the immediate family. Love and hugs to you!

abi said...

Thank you BOTH for your prayers. They mean so much! What a blessing to be upheld by others within the body of Christ. Your love, hugs and prayers are a great comfort all the time, but especially now--thank you!

Anonymous said...

Who wrote the quote above the rose? It is very special.

To you and to all of your family, I hope you have a very special Christmas and entire holiday season. And again, may you receive your deepest wishes for Christmas. You have brought a great deal of joy, encouragement and inspiration to many.

( to your friend, the prayers and special thoughts of many you don't know are coming to you at this time of your loss.)

Richard, your Old Threshers Friend

Bethany said...

It's unknown who wrote the quote. I read it in a book, and was encouraged and challenged by its simple message.

Merry Christmas to you, too!

~Bryant~ said...

Once again, and beautiful post, Bethany!
Peachy-yellow colored roses are my favorite color for roses! You captured its God-given brilliance so well on camera!

~Bryant~ said...

No, I haven't been to see The Nativity Story. But I really like the downloadable pictures on the website, www.nativitystory.com! I've heard that it's really good, so hopefully I'll be able to see it soon. We don't go to theatres very often (partly because of the sometimes crude previews of other movies they insist upon playing before the movie starts).