““You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” Matthew 5:13-16 NLT
Jesus said we are the salt and light of the world. Without us (The Church) the world would be in total darkness and have nothing to preserve it. Naturally speaking, salt is used for flavor and as a preservative. Spiritually speaking, we as Christians bring flavor, preservation, and light to a lost and dark world that needs the gospel of Christ.
Jesus also said we are like a city on a hill top that shines brightly each night. Those in our families as well as friends, coworkers and neighbors who still need to call on Jesus, should be able to look at the countenance on our lives and see us shining. Those around us should see us as “salty”. In other words, they should see that we are full of life, joy, and expectations of a victorious future.
The Bible tells us people without Christ are living in spiritual darkness; they are without God and without hope in this world. When they see our lives of full of light and flavor, it will cause them to be drawn towards us and ultimately to Jesus as their savior.
Of corse we as Christians still have test and trials but we still shine knowing that our God always brings victory and turns everything for our good. Salt and light is part of our spiritual DNA. Regardless of circumstances, we continue to shine brightly for all to see and be drawn to the light of God.
So let your light shine. Live a salty life that reflects the life and flavor of God. God has seasoned you with salt and engulfed you in His light. The people of this world desperately need what you have through Jesus’ salvation. Expect others to come into the light and flavor of Christ as you live and shine for Him.