During this past week we have witnessed God blessing our church with a powerful time in His Word. The scriptures confirm God’s love for us, as well as the fact that God has a plan for us. When we take time to think and to reflect, we see God’s Gift of Freedom that He has provided to us.
There is a sense of urgency when we see our country and the moral condition of our community. We must reaffirm our faith and renew our efforts to be “salt”.

In the book of Matthew, Jesus said that we, the followers of Christ, are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. The salt represents our lives in our community, school, and work place. The salt is to preserve, heal and to keep healthy. That salty taste is to be exhibited in all that we do, and in the morals, faith, and values that we preserve for another generation.

The light that Jesus speaks of in His teaching is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, where He tells us, “…Ye are the light of the world.” This world is in darkness and has no hope! Jesus said if we live faithful in front of men, we can offer Hope and Help as we light their way toward Jesus.
Please! Please! Protect our freedoms! Protect the right to meet together! Protect the right to free speech! Protect our religious freedoms!

The most powerful act of kindness and compassion is to share your faith. Jesus taught that we are the light of the world. After we believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ, Jesus moves in, darkness moves out and we are made over!

According to the Word of God, “…Old things pass away, and all things become new.” The darkness of our sins is driven out by the power of God’s Word. The new nature after salvation is represented by the light of the world!

“Jesus the light of the world…”
“Let your light shine…”
“We are to be salt and light…”
“His Word is a lamp (light) unto my path…”

Our Lord reminds us not to hide or cover our spiritual light. In VBS we sing, “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.” What’s that next line? “Hide it under a bushel? No! I’m gonna let it shine!” To allow our light to shine, we must share our faith. As we strive to be a faithful witness with a faithful life, we allow our lives to be read by those who are still living in darkness and fear, sharing a bright light! While I was preaching in a Bible Conference in Texas recently, I heard of a young lady who invited her friend to attend the conference with her. Her friend attended on Friday night and returned again on Saturday. She was broken to tears, repented, believed and trusted Jesus for her salvation. Then the two friends invited their BFF to attend the conference on Sunday, and she was saved in the Sunday night service! This is an example of the compassion of caring and the concern of sharing. Two young ladies, 22 and 24 years old, were saved because their friend shared the Light!