"You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven". Matthew 5:13-16
Dearest Church Family
It has been a tough and worrying time for many of us. However, the truth is, Christians, living under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and in obedience to Christ, will inevitably influence the world for good; as salt has a positive influence on the flavor of the food it seasons. In the same way we are light in the darkness. Where there is strife, we are to be peacemakers; where there is sorrow, we are to be the ministers of Christ, binding up wounds, and where there is hatred, we are to exemplify the love of God in Christ, returning good for evil. It is when we depart from the Spirit-led lifestyle of genuine discipleship that the distinctions between ourselves and the rest of the world become blurred and our testimony is hindered. Only by remaining focused on Christ and being obedient to Him can we expect to remain salt and light in the world. Let us draw near to Him this morning, desiring His kingdom, desiring His kingship.