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:  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.  For we are the (sweet) aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,  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.