I am sure before Christ’s resurrection the aroma of the sacrifices for sin filled the space. The Bible tells us that the best cut of meat was sacrificed on the altar as an atonement for sin. I think the fragrance of the prayers of the saints overpowered it. I am sure it was amazing to breathe.
Today, I walked through an area where smokers hung out. Not only was the smell of tobacco in the air, but it was stale. I tried to hold my breath until I got past it.
The smell I abhor is walking into a restroom and it smell like urine. As I was hurrying trying to get out of there I thought. “Lord, is this what it was like coming to earth? You left the amazing smells of Heaven for the filthiness of earth.”
I can’t think of anyone I like enough to stay in a situation that smells bad. Yet, I can only imagine what Jesus gave up for His love of us. He went to the depths of Hell for us.
Bulls and lambs are no longer sacrificed. Prayers are still the fragrance of the saints. Jesus offers eternal life to all those who believe. Jesus has only one stipulation to those who want eternity with Him. John 3:16.