Summary: This is a devotional used during a Fall Festival, held in a cow pasture, "For we are to God the aroma of Christ"

What’s that smell?

What are some of the things we experience as we walk through a cow pasture?

Usually we see cows, hay, and cow patties

The cow pasture is a place full of sights, sounds and smells

What is that smell? Some would say that the cow pasture really stinks

While others would say, no that’s the smell of money

Whether its cows or chickens or goats to the one who looks to those things as income

Those horrible smells smell like money

The same can be said of Christians

2 Corinthians 2:14-16 14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. 15 For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life. And who is equal to such a task?

Every year in Conway there is a very popular event known as Toad Suck Daze

And every year they choose a Toadmaster

He is the head toad, the one in charge, kind of

He dresses in this green tuxedo and wears a green top hat and poses for pictures and stuff

Also whenever there is any type of parade there is always a grand marshal. The one that leads the parade

God is our grand marshal

He always leads us in triumphal procession. Can you picture it?

God leading us through the streets in this grand parade

And we spread everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him

As we walk in this parade through this world

We spread the fragrance of God

We are like a sweet aroma to God, the Bible says

And others can smell it too

The crowd gathered to watch this parade can smell it

But just like this cow pasture may smell bad to some and like money to others

This fragrance of a Christian smells good to some and horrible to others

We are the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing

Everybody smells us

You ever met someone that had no sense of smell?

I have, and actually An estimated 2.7 million people in the United States have an impaired or absent sense of smell

Known as chronic olfactory dysfunction.

Most people I know can smell

When there is a certain powerful smell

Whether good or bad, everybody can smell it

People in this world, whether Christian or not can smell us

They pick up on that aroma of Christ that permeates from us

And that smell smells different to different people

To one group, fellow Christians, they smell the fragrance of life

They see within us that eternal life that we will experience together

They smell the blessings of living a life for Christ

It is a great fragrance that brings joy to fellow Christians

But to the unsaved, we are the smell of death

One of the worst smells on earth is the smell of death

It can really turn your stomach. It is a horrible thing

And that aroma that crosses the nostrils of a fellow Christian smells sweet

But as it reaches the unsaved nose, it reeks of death

For their destination is death. They are dead in their sins

They are facing death without any hope

And they will spend eternity dying an everlasting death

So remember, as we walk in this parade of life

Everyone watching us can smell of our fragrance

Is you fragrance like the one described in Ephesians 5:2

“live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God”

We always hear or say the world is watching

Well the world is smelling you too

To some, we can’t help but smell bad

But hopefully to others we can smell even better than money

We will smell like the aroma of Christ

The fragrance of life

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