Light, Salt, & Aroma

These three words are used to describe followers of Christ in our Book from God, the Bible.  Matthew 5:14 says, “You are the light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.”  Matthew 5:13 says “You are the salt of the earth.  But what good is salt if it has lost it’s flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.”  and a sweet smelling aroma – 2 Corinthians 2:15 & 16 – “Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God.  But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing. To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life giving perfume.”

What do these three things have in common? They all penetrate. The light penetrates the darkness caused by sin in our world. The salt penetrates the food that we eat, bringing a zestyness of flavor. The perfume brings a sweet aroma to a dying world, teaching how to have real, satisfying life. And Jesus Christ has brought all three to his beautiful creation through his followers.  Why would we desire anything less? All are available freely to all who believe in Christ Jesus as Lord & Savior?

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