Salt and light

Matthew 5_14

Matthew 5:11-16

“Salt and light;” that is what Jesus says about you. “You are the salt of the earth and light for the world.” Think about it for a minute. Because of God’s love for his people, and his redeeming you through Christ Jesus, you get to be salt and light.

Salt is a true treasure. It provides flavor where there is little, and preserves what may not naturally endure. Salt is valuable and essential for life. Light shines in the darkness, illuminating our path so that we may avoid stumbling blocks. It provides security and reveals the unknown. Jesus says we get to be salt and light for the world. What an incredible gift.

Because God has claimed us in Baptism, forgives our sins and poured out his Holy Spirit upon us, Christians are made salt and called to season the world with the gospel. The light of our faith, when shared with others, overcomes darkness and makes God’s grace and peace visible to a world broken by sin.

“Salt and light,” that is what Jesus says about you. May you continue to season the earth, and bring the light of Christ to the hearts of others.

Gracious Lord; may the words of my mouth and the works of my hands bring glory to your name. Amen.

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