I Know Where You Have Been: Bailey Smith in his book Real Evangelism said, “When God gets in a person, He comes out of that person.” You can no more hide Jesus in a life that’s redeemed than you can hide the fragrance of a rose under a hair net. The Bible says in Ephesians 5:2: “And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savor.”
Dr. Charles Weigle composed the favorite hymn, “No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus.” One day he visited Pasadena, CA. Early that morning he had an opportunity to walk through some of the famous rose gardens when the full fragrance of the flowers filled the air. Later in the day he arrived at the hotel where a Bible conference was being held. As he took his seat, a man turned to him and said, “Dr. Weigle, I know where you have been. You toured one of our lovely gardens, for I can smell the pleasing aroma on your clothing.”
Weigle said, “My prayer is that I may walk so closely with the Lord that the fragrance of His grace will pervade my being. I want people to know by my words, actions, and songs that I have been with Jesus.”
Apparently, this was true for early Christians. Their walk with the Lord was so intimate that they emitted or oozed with the smell and presence of God. Unimaginable! The Bible declares for us in Acts 4:13 “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” Could this be said of us?
I certainly hope it can be said of us all.
GCRC helps you to share the gospel of Christ with Unengaged Affinity Groups so they can know Jesus Christ and they also can demonstrate the presence of Jesus Christ in their lives.