O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
We are to be inviting the world in, opening our world for them to see this Jesus. But, this invitation carries much more responsibility than we want to admit. Firstly, we are called to be the salt of the earth, and the light of Christ. If we then are not savory salt, or if we are dim and dull light, the lost will taste and turn away, or see not be drawn to the light.
It is our responsibility to the kingdom of God to be as alluring as possible to the world. We should be so salty that they thirst for the water of the Word. We should be so bright that they wonder where the light comes from. Our goal is not to save people, or to be perfect, but by our lives we may point others to Christ.
Our imperfect attempts at righteousness simply prove that we are humans in need of a savior. Does it hurt our witness when we fall? I would say that it’s not about how you fall, but how you get back up again. The lost fall, but they get back up onto the same slippery slope with the same crowd. The lost don’t know how to stand. That’s why they look to Christians, they wait for a Christian to fall because it tells them nobody is perfect. Then, they watch the Christian get back up again to prove that nobody has to be perfect.
Politics, backstabbing, and the discention and bigotry of candidates and parties… We fight against ourselves. It’s childish, it’s ridiculous. Our country is dark, it needs light. Our country is loosing its factories and companies, it need something to entice them back, something that makes this nation great: it needs salt. We need to be that salt and light, especially now.
I don’t mean soon, and I don’t mean when we can. I mean right now, today. Start living like light, the world needs to see and be amazed, and drawn to the cross. Be light in the darkness, be the one who quotes scripture at the office, be the one who does a kind deed out of the blue for someone else. And then, be salt in a flavorless world. Give people a reason to want to go to church and taste and see. Once they taste and see, they will trust in this Jesus fellow.
As always, thanks for reading.
–the anonymous novelist