The Scent of Your Wedding

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2 Corinthians 2:14 and 15 says, “But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us into triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing."

Working from this passage, Scotty Smith, former pastor of Christ Community Church in Franklin, TN, wrote the following prayer for the edification of believers:

Thank you for triumphing over me and in me. I’m also grateful to be among those released for a life of announcing your triumph of mercy and grace. What more could I want for the rest of my life than to be someone through whom the fragrance of the gospel is released—the aroma of forgiveness and freedom; the kingdom cologne of reconciliation and restoration; the fragrant bouquet of healing and freedom? What an honor and privilege.

This is the reason my mom and I are writing this book--that the gospel would be proclaimed in our weddings and marriages. May His fragrance and aroma be evident so that no matter your wedding style, your wedding scent is of Christ.