Monday, August 16, 2010

Salt and Light

“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its
saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and
trampled under foot. You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill
cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but
on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let
your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give
glory to your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:13-16
Are you feeling salty? How about shiny? Sometimes because of the great cloud of witnesses I’m surrounded by, I don’t feel particularly salty or shiny. My sparkle doesn’t feel all that distinct in a room full of sparklers (a quick shout out to all you vampire fans). But when we are in the world, suddenly we’re like neon, fluorescent against the dim and grime of lives without Christ. So let your light shine at WalMart. Let your light shine at work. Let your light shine on the road when someone cuts you off. Let your light shine on the playground with your kids. On Facebook. In class. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. The whole world is one big ministry opportunity. Turn on your headlights—it’s raining and you can really help to show people the Way.

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