Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Salt and Light.

 
 
I was messing around on FB....Looking at the status updates, the pictures, yadda yadda.....
 
And I stumbled upon an interesting conversation thread on my newsfeed.
 
It was a video a guy I went to high school with had posted on evolution. It had over a hundred comments and so I was intrigued as to what people were saying. Didn't watch the video but started reading through the comments.
 
I'm not here to blog about evolution, so bear with me.
 
 

Y'all, and what I read written by this guy I went to high school with totally grieved my heart. There was absolutely no judgment on my part, but simply....my heart just hearts for him, especially as we go into this Christmas season and holiday which celebrates the birth of Jesus. The gift which was the ultimate gift we could ever receive.
 
Matthew 5:13-16
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.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 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. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
 
And I can only imagine how much that grieved God.
 
I don't know the circumstances of his life that caused him to turn his back on God and change his beliefs in everything he has ever known...but I know not for one second has God turned his back on him.
 
It got me to thinking... am I doing my part?
 
Am I being the salt and the light here on this earth? To each and every person that I come in contact with, day in and day out... Do they see me not just talking the talk, but walking the walk?
 
To the unbelievers, do they look at me and see me and want what I have .....The hope, peace, comfort, and relationship that comes with knowing Jesus Christ.
 
Or to the person who may have turned their back on God, do they see me, not just by words but also by actions, and realize that all of that is still there for them, God hasn't left them or forsaken them, but they have gone so far astray that they don't know how to get back to that place and  the enemy has them so deceived by the lies of this world.
 
This just was a smack in the face reminder..
 
Be the salt and be the light.
 


1 comment:

Rebekah Jo said...

Lauren, this reminded me of the sermon this past Sunday. One of the main points was "If the people can see no difference between you (as a Christian) and the world, then you are doing something wrong."

That was a BIG wake up call for me, and has really made me take a look at how I live day to day.