No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet offering of odor to the nostrils.”
–Henry Ward Beecher
Smell that aroma; ahhh, no, not you–the coffee, just sit back before takin’ a sip and inhale. Mmmm, mmmm, go ahead Pard, now yuh can guzzle it. There are some things that just have that wonderful, special smell. Bacon, bakin’ bread, steak on a grill, and, of course coffee. There are those smell-goods that we buy to perk ourselves up and to help us not annoy others with our fleshly smell. Take another sniff, Pard, then a long, deep sip. Ahhh, helps relieves the woes.
There is the smell of the rain, that revives the flowers and grass. There is even a special aroma of a cold, crisp, snowy mornin’ when the air is fresh and so still. The Lord tells us that He enjoys the aroma of a sacrifice. Makes me wonder, since we are to be livin’ sacrifices, what kind of aroma we give off to Him? In fact, He tells us that we are to be a special aroma to those around us.
Hmmm, well Pard, you shore don’t smell like coffee, or freshly baked bread. Let me take a sniff… Yes, I realize today is Saturday and you’ll take yur weekly bath tonight. There must be some kind of spiritual aroma that can be detected in the spirit of a person, not necessarily the nose for Pard you shore don’t smell like a rose, nor a petunia either. Though there are those out there that wish folks like us would smell more like lilacs. No, my mercy, Pard! Smell like a man, not a sissy, don’t whine or whimper.
Now where in the world did that come from? More coffee? Ahhh, settle myself down. In thinkin’ ’bout smells, there’s some bad ones out there: skunks, rottin’ flesh, garbage, flatulence. We have those types of aromas around us, whoooeee, they can give off an odor. Maybe what’s worse is the smell of a rottin’ spirit.
Well, Pard, another pot done drunk dry. Yuh be sure an’ take that bath, for that human smell, and get into the Word so that you can give off a sweet spiritual smell to those around you and to the Lord. Hmmm, sorta like checkin’ yur spiritual cinch.