I really like the beautiful wording in the paraphrased passage of Matthew 5:17 of The Message; “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth.” As I try and grasp the depth of this bringing out the “God-flavors” into this world, I ponder how each of us, as followers of Jesus individually and together at a church are salt seasoning and part of something greater. A great recipe mixed together by a chef who forgot to add the salt, would be served as a poor or false tasting product, but the Master Chef, with that supernatural dash of salt, serves culinary creations to the fullest of flavors!
So what’s the point? Cooking class from Corey? No, trust me you would want a cooking class from Tanya, not me, but I do hold my own with Mexican dishes! The point is that God has created you, just as you are, to show His grace and glory to the world around you just as we say often at LIFT; to live your faith and to give it away. With the salt seasoning of Christ within us, each of us are part of His plan in “seasoning the earth with His flavor”!
We will be blessed over the Summer Season(ing) at LIFT the next several weeks in that Bedros, Chas, Robert, Wayne, Ken and I will be sharing the messages on various Sunday mornings. Another way of experiencing different flavors of the Lord as we all have our own different communication styles, but yet will preach from the same Word of God, the Bible!
I’m looking forward to it and hope you are as well! See ya this Sunday at Vorstadt.
In His grip and grace