Sunday, March 27, 2016

Is Salt on your Easter Grocery List?

Is Salt on your Easter Grocery List?
The Easter bunnies, chicks and eggs have begun to multiply on the store shelves creating a pastel rainbow in the aisles and giving us hope that Spring is around the corner. And as you prepare your grocery list for Easter dinner, don’t forget the salt!

While I try to eat healthy and not have too much salt in my diet, I know my spiritual life should be filled with salt. And there’s no better time to remind myself to be filled with “salt” than at Easter time when we celebrate the triumphant victory that Jesus had over death when He raised to life after three days in the tomb just as He promised. Salt is an important mineral with lasting effects and is essential to good health in proper quantities. So as “salt”, Jesus wants me to make a difference in the world. Just like salt gives food flavor, I need to be the “salt of the earth” and let my good works and witness always direct people to Him.

So as you set the salt on your table for Easter dinner, may it remind you of your Christian life and your call to be “salt of the earth.” While I try not to add too much salt to my food, my prayer is that my spirit remains properly filled with “salt” so that my spiritual life is seasoned and pleasing to the Lord. As we celebrate this Easter season, let’s also celebrate the new life the Lord Jesus gave us when He became our Savior, and renew our dedicated efforts to make a difference and share the good news of Easter all year-around to those lives we touch. Nancy Quinn

Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.”
Mark 9:50 “Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another."
Luke 14:34 “Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned.”
Colossians 4:6 “Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.”

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