|| Salt and Light
In Matthew 5, Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world.” What do salt and light look like? Isaiah 58 gives a picture. Being salt and light means working for justice and removing barriers that weigh people down. Beyond praying, it means providing for those in need. Do that, and your light will really shine, says God.
Or, if you want to know what salt and light look like, look in the mirror. Remember, Jesus didn’t say, “You should be, or have to be, or better be the salt of the earth and light of the world.” Rather, he says “you are,” as in already are! Jesus is calling us to be what he created us to be; he gives us purpose; he believes in us, is counting on and cheering for us. Jesus commissions us to reflect the light of his love, a love so great that it will keep the law for us so that we might be freed to follow, not out of fear, but out of sheer gratitude.
Thank you to those who were salt and light this past Saturday as OSLC gathered for a work day with Habitat for Humanity. Thank you to those from OSLC who are salt and light as meals are made each week and shared with the men of Camp Haven http://signup.com/go/QLSniG. Thank you to those ready to support “Mission Possible,” a capital campaign for Luther Springs, a salt and light camping ministry that enhances the lives of many and shines bright in a unique way (click here to watch an inspiring video featuring our very own Pastor Jack Diehl).
As you find ways to be salt and light this week in the name of Jesus, thank you for speaking and acting in ways that shine forth God’s glory!
Blessings, Pastor Mark
A celebration of the Renewal of Marriage Vows will take place in the sanctuary this Sunday, 9:45am. Valentine’s Day is around the corner, so grab your spouse’s hand and ask them to say “I do” again!