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?