Aroma of Christ

My daddy smelled like strong coffee, cigarettes, and Coalgate Foamy shave cream. I loved to pat his soft cheeks after he shaved at night and kiss him goodnight.

Perfume companies spend millions trying to come up with the perfect smell. They have found that a man’s favorite smell is pumpkin pie. Smells are so very important, but we don’t think much about it. I’ve heard of children hugging their mom’s nightgown to go to sleep at night when mom is out of town. Several years ago, some stores had smells¬† blowing through their ventilation system—supposedly it caused people to buy more when they were in the store. Here is another example–when I was pregnant, my husband had to quit putting on aftershave at bedtime because it nauseated me. Perfume companies spend millions trying to come up with the perfect smell. They have found that a man’s favorite smell is pumpkin pie.

Have you ever noticed that your body picks up smells just from being around them. If you hang around a cigar smoker, you smell like smoke. If you stand over the barbeque grill, cooking hamburgers, you begin to smell like hickory. Have you ever picked up the telephone after someone else has used it, someone who had on perfume? You end up with that perfume smell on you.
The more you hang around with Jesus, the more you will smell just like Him, act like Him, talk like Him, walk like Him, do the things He did.¬† “For we are the aroma of Christ to God.” 2 Corinthians 2:15 NRS

Can you believe that to God we smell just like Jesus?