04 May 2015

Rock Salt and Lava Lamps – Closing Thoughts

Greetings Dear Reader,

When Jesus told us we are to be salt and light it was no small thing.  All human life is dependent upon salt for sustenance.  In Genesis the first act of creation is light.  What it means for me is my focus.

I must assure that I sustain life.  I must illuminate and preserve.  It is in the steps of humility and love that my effectiveness lies.  I can provide warmth and guidance if I do so in the proper way. 

We bear the light of Christ.  We are to bring cleansing, flavor, and healing as salt.  We are to preserve and protect.  I can only follow Christ if I do these things.  I can only be certain that I am following if I work to be salt and light.

I must not lose my savor.  I must not hide my light.  I must do whatever it takes to be the salt and light Christ requires of me.  The other thing that I must carry is that Christ’s statements about this imply that this is my state of being.   They do not tell me to become light and salt.  They tell me that I am light and salt.  I am the salt of the earth.  I am the light of the world.  I need to assure that I act like it.  I need to be what I already am.  Anything else is foolish pretense. 

Bearers of the Light – Michael Card

The Light we must bear
Is the Light we must share
Is the Light that illumines the darkness
The promises kept
Give us strength to accept
This burden of bearing the Light

He will walk beside us
A strong friend, Barnabas
He will be that sure shoulder to lean on
The promise we share
Is our burdens to bear
And our Light tells the darkness to be gone

He will come after me
A young Timothy
Looking for someone to guide him
I will kindle his Light
Make him strong for the fight
I will promise to be there beside him

And so we must claim
By His powerful Name
The Promise the Bible has spoken
We must understand
That a cord of three strands
Cannot be easily broken

The great need of a all
A true mentor, a Paul
Who has traveled the road that's before us
He has made good the pledge
To tale the Light on ahead
We can follow his footsteps before us

The Light we must bear
Is the Light we must share
Is the Light that illumines the darkness
The promises kept give us strength to accept
This burden of bearing the Light

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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