A NOTE FROM PASTOR MARGE
Jesus firmly established that we are not saved by our works, that salvation means that we turn over our lives to God. After Jesus established this key doctrine to our Christian faith, he preached the greatest sermon that has ever been preached, the Sermon on the Mount. The Sermon on the Mount is all about how a disciple of Christ ought to act. If you have ever wondered, “What are the symptoms of a Gospel-infected life?”, then you should read Matthew 5-7! In our scripture passage this morning from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus talks about salt and light. He tells us that we are to be the salt of the earth. In other words, we are to be the salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. He then moves on and proclaims that we are the light of the world, that as disciples of Christ, we bring out the God-colors in the world. Scattering the salt of Christ and spreading His light are two symptoms of a Gospel-infected life friends.
I want to be like the moon, don’t you? Let me explain. We have two great light sources on this planet, the sun and the moon. The sun is the source of light while the moon simply reflects the light from the sun. My hope and prayer for my life and your life is that when people look at me or when they look at you, that they don’t so much see us but that they see a reflection of the source of light, which is the Son of the Father, Jesus Christ. That they would see His salt and His great light. We aren’t supposed to be the sun. We are supposed to be like the moon.