*GRACE CENTRE DAILY DEVOTIONAL*
DATE: THURSDAY, 9TH OF JANUARY, 2020
TOPIC: Salt and Light
Text: Matthew 5:13-14
13 You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.”
Sight and vision are useless without light. No matter how effective your eyes are, they need light in order to see anything: they cant see in total darkness. But once a light is turned on again, everything is illuminated. You can see the walls and the floor and the people around you. Even the smallest of light makes a difference in a totally dark place.
Jesus tells his listeners that they are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. They cannot be hidden; they are called to influence what is around them. The faith that Jesus forms in us compels us do just so. This light or savor shouldn’t just remain inside of us. The savor should come out, the light has to overflow from us and shine God`s light in the darkness of the world around us, at all times. Shining the light of God was not meant to be a seasonal affair, but a continuous, ceaseless flow. You may wonder, “In our conversations with people whether they are friends or people we havent met before, is there a right or a wrong time to talk about our faith in Jesus?” Some friends and I were discussing that one day. But, you see, that question and the discussion that may follow can be misleading. Here is the reason–Light doesnt wait around, choosing the right time to express itself. Neither does salt. And neither does our faith. It makes an impact on its surroundings at all times.
Our Faith should always influence our conversations and actions. Our light should shine always and everywhere. It has to, thats just its nature.
Lord, let my life give light and flavor to everyone around me today and every day of my life. Amen.