Fragrance of Christ

by Mark Weinrich

We are a fragrance of Christ to God
among those who are being saved…
                      2 Corinthians 2:15 (NASB)

She intruded
where she wasn’t wanted
yet Jesus defended her.
He didn’t cast the outcast out.
Was there any doubt 
after His parable, that He 
had the power to forgive
any debt, any sin no matter
how great others judged it
to be.

Twice Jesus smiled at her,
His words like the purest
of pure water, each word
anointing, shimmering
like a rainbow, “saved, forgiven,
and go in peace.”

She turned away, her face
glowing like a moonrise. 
Her heart leaped, knowing
her hair was drenched
with the same scent
that flooded the room,
the same sweetness that
perfumed Jesus’ feet. 
How could she ever 
wash her hair again? 
She broke into tears of joy. 
She bore the same fragrance
as Jesus.

Mark Weinrich lives a creative life as a writer, photographer, musician, and artist—all wrapped together in an outdoorsman. He is a retired pastor and nine-year cancer survivor. His writing and photography have appeared in over 139 news stand, inspirational, and literary publications. He has sold eight children’s books and currently has two fantasy novels on Kindle.

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