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Jesus' Sermon on the Mount — Salt and Light

Hey, kids! We’re continuing our study of the Sermon on the Mount. This month, we’re going to explore the meaning of Matthew 5:13-16, where Jesus reminds us of the value of salt and light. It might seem a little odd to be compared to salt! But, think about it… What does salt do? It brings out a rich flavor in food – it makes food taste better! Now, imagine yourself as someone who makes a difference – as someone who adds good flavor to each day.

The next couple of verses compare us to a light that shines and is visible to everyone around us. In fact, we’re reminded that being a light means others see what we’re doing – they notice what we do and how we do it. That keeps us on our toes! Light is good – it takes away darkness; it shows us where to go. And Jesus points out that our light comes from God, that when our light shines, we are glorifying God. And that’s very cool.

One year, I had a teacher who never smiled. He always seemed grumpy. My locker was right next to his classroom, so every time I saw him, I smiled. I didn’t do it on purpose – I did it because I was happy and smiling was natural. This teacher never smiled back. In fact, it felt like he glared at me! Every so often, I wondered why I kept smiling at him – I thought maybe I should glare back. But it didn’t feel right, so I didn’t. On the very last day of school, he stopped me as I was packing up my locker and said, “I don’t know how you do it – smile all the time, that is – but I’ll miss it. It made my day every day.” I was astonished! And I was so glad I hadn’t dimmed my light.

What are you doing to be like “salt”? And how are you shining your light?

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