Sunday, July 3, 2011
Salt and Light
With Jesus fused into my heart, my spirit, my soul, then I, too, bring salt and light to my world. If we are to be Jesus in the earth and to touch people the way that He did, then we must be flavorful; we must dispel darkness with our presence. So often, the Church stays so out of touch with what's really going on out there in our world. We stay huddled up amongst ourselves in our own community, being self righteous and afraid of letting the world touch us. Jesus wasn't afraid to let hurting sinful people affect Him. He was moved by sinners and people in pain.
So if we don't take our salt and light out into the world; if we hold onto it just for ourselves, then how will His plan be fulfilled. We have Christians who have been sitting in our churches who have a lifetime of experience with the love of God; 20, 30, 40, 50 years of knowing the grace, the forgiveness, the fellowship of God. Are we going to take it with us to the grave or are we going to share it with those who are in darkness and pain?
Take some time and study the people in Scripture who Jesus spent His time with. Notice that the times when He rebuked or chastised someone, it was usually a religious person who was making judgments and casting dispersion on people who had not yet experienced the love and grace of God. Don't be afraid to be around those who aren't like you or those who say they don't believe what you believe. Make life tasty and flavorful! Take the light of His love with you and dispel the darkness! Just be salt and light in a hurting dark world. Lives will be changed...maybe even yours!
From His lap,