Lightly Salted Christians

Lightly Salted Christians

Matthew 5:13 tells us that, as believers, we are “the salt of the earth.”

Christians are called to season this tasteless, fallen world; to add flavour to the lives of the people we touch.

A crisp without salt is bland - you’re just crunching your way through a fried potato slice 🥔 

A crisp with too much salt is overpowering - after eating two or three your mouth dries up and your body screams of the sodium overload 😨

A crisp that’s lightly salted, perfectly seasoned, is another matter. It’s enjoyed. It’s savoured. You want to keep on eating and before you know it you’ve demolished the whole bag 😮

He saves, He hears

He saves, He hears

If you’re anything like me, well done! 😂

Just playing with you. If you’re anything like me you sometimes feel that God is far off, out of reach and somehow earshot, that maybe a seemingly unanswered prayer is an unheard one.

And maybe it’s unsurprising, particularly if you’ve been brought up, as I have, religiously reciting the Lord’s Prayer 🙏🏻 “Our Father, who art in Heaven...” implies He is a long way off, somewhere above the clouds and the stratosphere. Sometimes Hannah can’t hear me when she’s upstairs and I’m in the kitchen - what hope does God have? 😐

But Isaiah 59:1 addresses this beautifully for us, telling us His ear is not heavy, that He cannot hear us. We find confirmation of this the other side of the Cross in 1 John 5:15, that if we know that He hears us we have what we ask of Him.