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?
April 12, 2017
Oh no! My well is almost dry! So much information has been poured into my brain since arriving here at Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference. I truly believe that my well has sprung a leak!
When my friend and I started out very early for our looked forward to train trip; we had no idea how difficult it would be. There was no porter service to help with our baggage and many stops and delays along the way. It took us to San Jose, where we continued our trip by bus to Santa Cruz, again with no help for our luggage. The trip turned out to be very trying for these two older ladies.
Finally arriving some nine or ten hours later, we were glad that we were still in one piece. But here we were Lord, ready to put some stop leak into that well. Now I could begin pouring some more information into it.
Thank You Lord that You are the great refresher.
Key verse – John 4:10 – (NLT) – If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.
Genesis 1:24-27 & 2:7 (NIV)
God’s world is so beautiful and unique. Have you ever noticed the differences between a cute, little bushy tailed squirrel scampering about from tree to tree? And then, along comes a toad with warts all over, green in color, bulging eyes, and flicking tongue.
These two animals are so different and yet they have the same creator who said “let there be the birds in the sky, the wild animals, the creeping things crawling on the ground.
God has made his crowning creation, that of men and women who were the recipients of God’s image and his own breath.
Our world is such a miracle! I thank God for his sense of humor seen in some of his uniquely funny bugs and even animals.
Key verse – 2:7 – the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.