How Salty Are You?

You are the salt of the earth.  Matthew 5:13 (NLT)

Let’s talk about salt.

I have a pot of food cooking on the stove and decide it needs salt. There are a couple of scenarios that can play out.

If I take a box of salt and pour it out on the plate next to the pot, will the food on the stove taste any better. Definitely not. Salt only works if it is mixed into the food.

If I instead decide to pour the entire box into the food, will it taste better? Absolutely not. As a matter of fact, it would be revolting.

And if the salt is really stale and has no flavor, will it help? Nope. It would be the same as adding nothing.

What if we acted like just the right amount of fresh salt in our world? Not too little, not too much, adding value. We can be too little when we isolate ourselves from others instead of mixing in. We can move ahead of the Holy Spirit and try to change things that are not ours to change. We can be too overpowering. We can become stale when we stop seeking God every day and renew our idea of who He is.

Salt is used to enhance what’s already there, to bind together and preserve. What if we as Christians, using the guidance of the Holy Spirit, shared just enough of our saltiness with the world? We could enhance the flavors of relationships, bind together hearts and preserve the love that Jesus shared with all humanity.

What if?