Seems like everybody coming down the red carpet these days has their own fragrance formulated for them. Wonder if they all smell like narcissus? (get it?) And, did you know you can buy Christian perfume too? Before you roll your eyes, consider…there used to be a fragrance used especially for worship.
Now, here’s what I’m talking about.
The Lord said to Moses, “Take sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum, sweet spices with pure frankincense (of each shall there be an equal part), and make an incense blended as by the perfumer, seasoned with salt, pure and holy. You shall beat some of it very small, and put part of it before the testimony in the tent of meeting where I shall meet with you. It shall be most holy for you. And the incense that you shall make according to its composition, you shall not make for yourselves. It shall be for you holy to the Lord. Whoever makes any like it to use as perfume shall be cut off from his people.” Exodus 30
What must a fragrance, formulated by the Creator God of the universe, smell like? This is the God who crafted and designed every lovely, tiny flower, each gorgeous rainbow you’ve ever seen (and all you haven’t!), the stunning diamonds that sparkle on the sea, as well as those that men have mined from His magnificent earth. This is the mind that had every beautiful baby (every precious, rosy cheek) in mind, before he or she was ever dreamed of by a mother or father. What a rapturous fragrance this must be. And it is His signature fragrance. I think it’s what Heaven must smell like. I’d name it, “Glorious.”