My prayer for you for today is that you will be a life-giving fragrance for Jesus, in Jesus Name.
2 Corinthians 2:15-16
Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing. To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life-giving perfume.
Where is Jesus? Once upon a time not so long ago in a little house not so far away lived a little ant no so little at all. He no longer lived under the rule of an evil dictator but was free and lived a quiet live in the country side. Every day was the same even though he tried to make it interesting it was still a little the same. He still felt little in this rather large world and he thought that he needed some change in his life. He felt sad and lonely and rather bored. One morning with coffee and rusks sitting at his little table in his little kitchen he heard on his little radio “Jesus can change your life”
Oh boy he leaped from his little chair and thought to himself “I must find Jesus.” He rushed outside and watched as the normal country side traffic made its way towards the fields and houses for work. A grasshopper came by “Sir, Sir” he shouted “Do you know where I can find Jesus”. The grasshopper looked at the little ant. He seemed a little confused, smiled and said “Sorry young fellow, I don’t have any money with me” and he flew off. “Oh my” the little ant thought “Where can I find him?” he walked on towards Bug City and on his way he saw two flies arguing with a moth. “Excuse me” he said “Do you know where I can find Jesus” the flies turned around and said in a rather unfriendly voice “Go away, we are busy” the little ant, being a little scared swiftly walked away. As he reached the outskirts of Bug City he came across a mosquito sitting in front of a rather familiar yet peculiar place called the: The Joyful Bug Pub. He looked at the mosquito and asked “Sir, do you know where I can find Jesus?” The mosquito slowly looked up from under his sad eyes and slowly said “Nope, is he a relative of yours?” and then continued without giving the little ant a slight chance to explain, about his wife and about the bottle and my goodness he just buzzed away and finally said “Sit down, have a drink, it all will look a lot better soon…” as he continued to talk the little ant turned around and continued walking looking, searching and wondering in his little mind where he could possibly find Jesus…
Would the little ant see Jesus when he meets you? Is your life a Christ-like fragrance? Don’t let little ants slip by when your eyes are focussed on large caterpillars. Let Jesus shine from within you, this is where change begins. It begins with us. My prayers are with you dear friend of Jesus, be different, be like Jesus so that He will be visible to each and every person you meet.
Have an awesome day.