Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Smell of Skunk
A couple days ago we awakened to the smell of a skunk. It smelled like the thing had crawled under our bed and took a nap. It was rough. However, later that morning when I went out to start the car I discovered the smell was very strong on Angel, our dog. She reeked! Apparently, she had the bright idea to chase a skunk during the night and got sprayed. It's been two or three days and she still stinks. Actually, she's not the only thing that stinks. The inside of my car and the inside of our truck smells like skunk. I had to make a run to Wal-Mart for some strawberry air freshner. It did the trick. It got me thinking about how strong that smell is and how it amazingly seems to stick to objects. Did the skunk spray my car, the truck and angel? I think not. Also, it was stinking inside and I know for a fact it didn't get in the car. It reminded me of a song I heard years ago by Charles Billingsley...the fragrance of Christ. Read these verses. My question is simple...do we have this aroma? I'm sure some of us have an aroma. Maybe, the smell of a certain cologne, perfume or bad B.O. Have you ever been around someone with major B.O.? Dude, some people I've been around can make your eyes burn. As believers, we should be so in love with God, his stench should be floating all around us. Whenever we enter a room, every head should turn, and not only that. It should stick on others. People leave us and they should be like, "Man, what's that smell?" For most of us, we don't spread the smell of Christ, because we've covered it up with something else. As a youngster, I would play ball, decide I didn't have enough time to shower and just squirt on some old school Polo. However, Polo mixed with B.O. is not really a good idea. It's the same spiritually. The fragrance of Christ and the fragrance of the world are not really a good mixture. The best advice, is to take a shower and rid yourself of the worldly B.O. and then the fragrance of Christ will smell pretty darn sweet.
Posted by Mike Archer at 2:09 PM