Salt and Light

We would “normally” be in the States this time of year, enjoying time with dear friends at the annual DOVE International Leadership Conference. The conference IS going ahead this year – albeit with only a few out-of-country attendees. The theme: “For such a time as this.”

Yes, you and I are divinely placed, exactly where we are placed, for such a time as this. We are alive in this day and season, alive when over 3 million people have died from coronavirus in just over a year, because God has work for us to do.

Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. You are the salt of the earth.”

Salt makes the food go down. As I am writing, there is a large bowl of boiled cassava in our refrigerator. It has been there for three days. Plain. Boiled. Starch. Believe it or not, when cooked with enough salt, it is really delicious and gets eaten up quickly. But someone forgot the salt this time, and I doubt if anyone is going to eat that cassava.

As salt, we should be the ones that make “life go down” for everyone around us. Bearable to consume—even tasty!

Light is required when darkness is thick. Light says, “This is the path. Step here next. We will get through the darkness by going this way.” Light shows us where to go.

The world needs salt. The world needs light. Will it come from me?

~ Diane

About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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10 Responses to Salt and Light

  1. Lilian says:

    Thank you for sharing! We are here for such a time as this to be the salt and light to the world. Profound!

  2. We will miss your saltiness among us at the DOVE ILC!!!!!!

  3. tim wenger says:

    We will miss you this year. I was wondering if you would be here and would have enjoyed having lunch together !

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  4. Aaah; that would be great. We trust for next year!!

  5. George says:

    Thanks for sharing this relatable message on salt of the Earth. Be blessed

  6. Doris says:

    May God’s people be richly-flavored salt! May we allow ourselves to be shaken from the saltshaker.

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