You may not be able to see or touch Jesus before the rapture comes, but now you can at least smell him thanks to a new candle scent called His Essence developed by a South Dakota couple. So what does Jesus smell like?
Bob Tosterud and wife Karen say the formula is all spelled out in Psalm 45.
“It’s a Messianic Psalm referring to when Christ returns and his garments will have the scent of myrrh, aloe and cassia,” says Karen Tosterud.
Wondering what that must smell like, Karen Tosterud ordered those oils, a combination that produces sort of a flowery, cinnamon aroma. Then she called on a friend who just happened to be a candle-maker.
Needless to say, these candles have been a big hit with the True Believers™ out there who seem keen on buying just about anything remotely Jesus related.
“And in October, we got our first batch of 768 candles. We had no idea how it would go,” Karen Tosterud says.
But once word got out they went through 10,000 candles.
“It’s the only one on the market and everyone tells us it’s very unique and nothing like it,” says Karen Tosterud.
“We wanted people to be able to experience Christ in new ways and to be able to read a bible and have that scent and that candle as a reminder that he is with us all the time.”
“You can’t see him and you can’t touch him,” says Bob Tosterud. “This is a situation where you may be able to sense him by smelling. And it provides a really new dimension to one’s experience with Jesus.”
The candles never stay on the shelves for long. The Tosteruds say each one that goes out is like a ministry in itself.
It certainly saves time not having to do all that preaching when you can just send out a candle and have it perform all the ministry work for you. So next time you need a little spiritual fulfillment you can just light up Jesus and sit back and enjoy his aroma.
I have really got to get past my hangup about not taking advantage of the overly credulous and start earning some money off those people.