I’m sitting in my truck waiting for the DMV to open so I can take my cycle endorsement test. I got here way too early and now I’m bored. But in my boredom I noticed something hanging from my turn-signal…a yellow pine tree vanilla air freshner.

I wonder how long it’s been there? And I wonder if it is still effectively doing it’s job?

It makes me ask the question of my own life: how effective am I at giving off the aroma of Christ? Am I just hanging around having long lost my freshness for evangelism and passionate worship?

Or, worse yet, have I gone the other way in absorbing the world’s fragrance and didn’t even notice it until now?


How effective are you at bringing the aroma of Jesus to your world? What are you doing to stay fresh in the Lord?

Author: John Fehlen

Child of God • Lead Pastor of West Salem Foursquare • Husband of Denise • Dad of Jordan, Joshua, Anna & Isaac