My Mom's Perfume

2 Corinthians 2:15, WE ARE THE FRAGRANCE OF CHRIST
I was 40 when my mom died. For a year I wore her perfume instead of my own. It was a nice reminder. 

Once when my nephew hugged me and suddenly started talking about my mom (his grandma), he admitted her fragrance had triggered thoughts of her. 

My mother has been dead 20 years, but when I smell her perfume, I still think of her and her faith, character, values, and the things she did. 

Scripture says that Christians spread the fragrance of Christ, a fragrance of Christ-belief, Christ-character, Christ-values, a fragrance of the things He does. 

“For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing” 2 Corinthians 2:15. 

The closer we get to Christ, the more of His fragrance we wear. Today, let’s open God’s Word and savor the sweet fragrance of His grace and truth and let some more rub off on us. 

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10 comments:

  1. Thank you for this amazing blog. I love the way you things that you experience, intertwines with spiritual things. Very nice.

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  2. Hi Gail, wow, such a great post. We are to bring to mind in others by the fragrance of our lives, Jesus Christ! Wow. Makes one think about how we behave. What fragrance are others getting?
    God bless
    Tracy

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  3. I love the way you put this!! Thanks for sharing such a special memory of your mom and how you wore her perfume after she passed away. I will think of perfume as a reminder that I am to be a sweet fragrance of Christ.

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  4. My mom is still with me, but I can relate to this post, in that it takes me back to another time.

    My mom always wore Estee' Lauder's Youth Dew. If you've ever smelled that perfume, then you know it's very concentrated and strong! I guess that's why it left a lasting impression on me and makes me think of childhood.

    It's amazing how smells can take you back.

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  5. So true! It reminds me of her when you wear it. Love the new format and the coffee mug! Love you!

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  6. Beautiful Gail! Beautifully said. I used to use my mom's perfume for a couple of years after she died, 11 years ago.
    And yes we should spread that aroma among all around us, not always easy, but we should strive to do it.

    Love you and grateful for your wisdom and your generous heart.
    Marta (Marty)

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  7. Beautiful post! My mom died four years ago after a long illness, and so many things remind me of her. I just posted one of those memories myself for this "on your heart Tuesday." I love that verse about fragrance too. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Oh my goodness. I read this with tears. I so think God brought me to Women Living Well today to read these very words. This has been a year of loss including the loss of my treasure, my mother. I think about her always in these long days since she passed two months ago. I miss her. I use Ponds cold cream because it smells like her. What a beautiful tribute to your mother. And a sweet glimpse at the way I hope to remember my mom when the years have passed. Thank you for sharing.

    I hope you'll join my Tuesday Destination: Inspiration linky party.

    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/06/look-to-me.html

    Blessings, Michelle

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  9. Thank you so much for linking up, Gail! You are always welcome and the number of submissions is unlimited! I can't wait to read more of your wonderful writing!

    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com

    Blessings, Michelle

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  10. I wore my mom's pearls to her funeral. I still think of her when I feel their smooth creaminess.

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