Usually followed by ‘that’s enough Dad”.
I like salt.
“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.” (Matthew 5 v 13)
.Every day Jesus was influencing, winning over, gaining favour and leaving people fascinated with what he was saying. He wants us to do that.
Turning to the disciples he gives them 2 images of their life in this world. Salt and Light.
This Christian life is pretty much the same every day. Yes, there are a variety of things we do in work, rest and play. We meet lots of different people and go to different places. But when we break it down the same 3 things happen:
- We live our life for Jesus revealing his teaching and values and we do it all to try and preserve people’s lives from the many pitfalls in our world.
- We live our life for Jesus and reach out to those who through disappointment and discouragement need the seasoning influence of God adding to their life.
- We live our life for Jesus recognising that God is already at work in people’s lives and so our involvement is to enhance, fertilise and help them realise His presence is near.
That’s it. It is that simple. Preserving, Seasoning and Fertilising. The impact of salt.
You may not have a huge ministry and you maybe unknown. You don’t need all that anyway. Just need to be a little bit of salt in your world and you can be a huge influence where you are.
If we are not doing that. If the Christian life is only about going to a building on a Sunday to sing some hymns and say some prayers then we have missed it completely. We might as well give up.