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Being Salt and Light

Jesus calls us to purpose, to be salt and light applied to the wounds and brokenness of this world.

Matt 5:13-16

 We are the bearers of Good News which has changed us and can change others.

My comfort food is anything salty, especially BBQ shapes or BBQ chips. There is something in the combination of saltiness and the other flavours that has been imprinted on my mind, this is good and it makes me feel good. Now we know salt is more than just enhancing flavour, it is also a preservative and can be used as an antiseptic. So salt when used for its purpose, positively affects what it is applied to.


We know that light has a purpose to illuminate. It gives rise to colour and depth. Light is important to our mental state in helping hope and resilience to grow. Light is also associated with warmth and newness. Light can penetrate darkness and be a point to draw people to safety. Like salt, light positively affects what it is applied to.


Jesus taught his disciples these truths about their purpose:

“You are the salt of the earth. But if 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. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matt 5:13-16)


Jesus calls us to purpose, to be salt and light applied to the wounds and brokenness of this world. We are the bearers of Good News which has changed us and can change others. Our witness should not be hidden nor lose its saltiness, but as we intentionally grow closer to Jesus, his light and saltiness grows in us and rubs off on others.


Can I encourage us this week, intentionally draw close to God and to others. Let the saltiness and light of Jesus rub off as you love those around you.


God Bless


Pastor Stephen


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