This semester, we began our College Cup Worship time with a series that has paralleled our relationship with God with that of Coffee. Last week we talked about the Aroma of Coffee and began looking at verses like

2 Corinthians 2:14-16: [14] But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. [15] For we are the (sweet) aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, [16] to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?

We see this parallel in the Old testament, (Gen 8:20-21) to even translating the Hebrew word for “aroma” or “sweet” is the word “nihoah” which actually means restful, quieting, tranquilizing. I have been meditating on this work and this verse all week. As children of God we are calming to him. Now, as most know, I have a few children and “calming” or ‘tranquil” are not the words that I would use most of the time to describe my children or anyone’s kids. However, when I see my children pray, worship, read scripture, mature in their salvation I cannot think of a better word to describe them.

RH

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