“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.” II Corinthians 2:14
Always. There are so many things in life that we cannot say always about. Our lives constantly change as we grow from children to adults, move from one area to another, change jobs, get married and eventually taste death. Tragedy roars into our lives at unexpected times as loved ones die, or houses burn down or sickness strikes. Emotions ride a roller-coaster. Some days we feel strong and energetic and think our life is being lived with such purposefulness. Other times we feel dejected, depressed and see our life as a steady flat-line.
Yet, Christian, in all of this Christ is our always. He is our always! He leads us in triumphal procession when we think he is the farthest away from us. When our life seems to have no meaning. When we are lonely. When life crashes onto us like the rolling sea during a driving storm, Christ is always leading us. So give thanks to him today whether you riding a peak or a valley, because Jesus is using us to spread the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. That, my friend, is the most meaningful purpose your life could be lived for.