Today's sermon was from Matthew 5: 13-16
. I've seen that passage a bazillion times, but something was pointed out today that I'd never noticed before.
We are the "Salt of the Earth." We are the "Light of the World." Not that we ought to think about being the Salt and the Light. Not that someday we will achieve saltiness and lightness. We are the salt, we are the light, right now, today. If we are in Christ, if we are kingdom people, we don't have a choice about it. Jesus states it straight out: "You ARE
the salt of the earth...You ARE
the light of the world." (Emphasis added)
While we are salt and light, we can choose to mess up things...we can loose our saltiness, we can hide our light. Our job in this life is to shine forth the light--no bowls or baskets allowed to hide it. Our job is to be good seasoning to those around us--without being diluted.
So head out and season your world, illuminate the dark corners. If you're in Chirst, you've already got it in you, don't hold back.