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Friday, December 18, 2015

Big Piles

I think we've all heard about being Christ's salt in the world. At Christmas time in today's culture it's hard sometimes to be "salty" for Christ. Everyone wants bigger and better. I saw a great demonstration by Francis Chan concerning this aspect of our Christian life. He took a small amount of salt in his hand and proclaimed it to be the real deal - very salty. He then showed a large pile of white salty looking material, but was not salty. Chan put the small dose of salt on the large pile.

What just happened? It appears that you now have a large pile of salt (which is good), but in realty you just diluted down the small amount of salt in the pile (which does no good). The world needs us to retain our "saltiness" for Christ. Big piles may be impressive but in the end that's all you have - a big pile of nothing!

 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot." - Jesus

Be salt in a world that is impressed with "big piles" - your "saltiness" can change them forever. Amen?