Wednesday Word 1.25.2017

Matthew 5:13 New International Version

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.

If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, then you are called to be the salt of the earth. Your age or social status doesn’t matter.  I am reminded of the stories I’ve seen on the CBS news outlets in recent times.  My favorite about the four-year old who reached out to the elderly widower and reminded him of the sweetness life can hold comes to mind first. That precious baby is the salt of the earth.  This week I heard about an 89 year old lady in the Dallas area who makes a dozen dolls a week to deliver to the Cook Children’s Hospital.  Though they take at least fifteen hours each to handcraft, she makes them and gives them to commemorate her dear granddaughter who died at age eight. Both of these beautiful souls give of themselves to spread God’s love.

We think of salt as giving flavor.  It preserves what is good.  It can be used to scour away rust or grime.  It will melt the ice away.  It can soothe a sting or ease soreness.  You may be required to do the same.  You may be the only one who can give a person a taste of what being cared for feels like when given without a thought of repayment.  Your actions may melt away a frozen heart. You may be the means of wiping away a tear and easing the sting of loneliness.  You are the salt of the earth.

Where does your “saltiness” come from?  Who made all the elements that form the universe?  Who do you wish to honor by your actions?  Who do you serve?…something to pray about.

Your sister in Christ,

Vicki

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