June 20th, 2018
I have been meditating on the idea of Christians as the salt of the earth.
Jesus said in Matthew 5:13: 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot."
One thing that salt does is it makes me thirsty. (It can also raise my blood pressure, but that is besides the point). I believe the real idea is that of creating a thirst in others to know God. I like to imagine authentic believers in Christ salting people with the loving Presence of God.
Whenever we listen to a person who is hurting, grieving, lonely, or even happy, we are, at least potentially, salting them with God's love, because we are showing them we value them and what they have to say. This world can feel mighty lonely. And, life can be so fast paced these days, that many people feel almost invisible.
So, how about taking the salt shaker of God's love and sprinkling people with His kindness and care?
As people experience (not just hear) us carrying and expressing the love of God, a hunger and thirst will develop in them to know this amazing God we serve. We have the truth of God's Word to give to the world, and sometimes His Word needs to be read through our lives before people will be willing to read the beautiful pages of the Holy Bible, After all, Christ is living in and thru His people.
Are you salting people with the loving Presence of God? In Christ, you are the salt of the earth. Go make someone thirsty for God, today.
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