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Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead. 2 There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. 3 Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. (John 12:1-3)


Not enough can be said about the woman who brought the alabaster box of perfumed oil and anointed the head and feet of Jesus just prior to His crucifixion. She indeed blessed Jesus and her example blesses each of us as well. Yet, I want you to imaging the aroma in the house when this woman “breaks” the glass and the scent of the perfume, according to the Gospel of John, “filled the house,” (John 12:3, NKJV). That aroma must have blessed everyone in the house.

Some time ago, while preparing for early morning worship, I dropped and broke a bottle of cologne on my bathroom floor. I hurriedly swept up the glass and cleaned up the liquid. Yet, when I returned home later that evening, as soon as I entered my home, I could smell the scent of that cologne. Indeed, I could smell the scent of that cologne for days after I had dropped, broke and cleaned up the liquid. The scent, “filled the house.”

1. Does the “fragrance” of your life fill the house, the office, the classroom, the room that you walk in, with something sweet, pleasant and desirable?

2. Can others experience of scent of pray, worship and love on you?

3. Do you leave the room with a pleasant aroma when you leave?

4. Every child of God should have this testimony. That when we are present and even leave a room, the place is filled with the sweet aroma of Christ, long after we have walked away.

5. Your presence should cause the wonderful aroma of love to FILL THE ROOM?

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