THEMATIC BACKGROUND from: Bowls and Stands, Thermometers and Thermostats
"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 lamp stand, 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."
Think about it for a minute - Jesus tells us - "You are the salt of
the earth..." And again, "You are the light of the world".
What an incredible thing that is! What an incredible gift!
Somehow - because of who God has made us,
Somehow - because of our decision to follow Jesus
we are made into salt - into light - for the world.
That is the beautiful realty of what God does to us.
in fact it is the most important thing that God does through us,
when we live by our faith.
Take a moment to consider what God has done in us.
We are the salt of the earth; we are the light of the world – because
of God’s work in us. That is hard to get our head around. Has God made
us into a light for others to see by? Has He made it that our lives
life light up other’s lives? In this minute of silence confront God
Ask God: “Am I Your light?” Don’t doubt, criticize or condemn yourself.
Just ask God and listen: “God am I a light? Please show me.”
Ask, then be quiet. Be still. Listen for God’s word for you today.
(silence for a minute)
If you sense God lighting you up inside. If you are hearing that you
are a light, then thank God, and remember, that this is His work and
it is marvellous in our eyes.
copyright - George Hartwell, 2002, 2005
Rev. Richard J. Fairchild - Spirit Networks, 2002 - 2006
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