“Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt–seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth.” Matthew 5:13
This morning Mason (my six-year-old grandson) decided he wanted to eat “grandpa’s cereal” and pulled the box of Wheaties out of the pantry, filled his bowl, got through half of it, and abandoned the rest. “I’m full,” he said, but I think he just didn’t like it. It didn’t have the same taste of the mixture of Cherrios mixed with a small amount of a sugary kid cereal his mother concocts.
When Glen and I were first married, I arose every morning to make him a “solid” breakfast—eggs or pancakes, etc. One day he said, “Honey, I’d rather just have a bowl of Wheaties for breakfast before going to the base.” He continued to eat Wheaties until a few years ago when the medication he took for rheumatoid arthritis messed with his taste buds. Nothing had any flavor, especially Wheaties, which made it difficult for me to plan meals. Eventually, his taste buds returned, but he never returned to Wheaties.
Sprinkling salt on our food brings out the flavor of the ingredients. Jesus said, “By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.” [vs.16] That’s why God wants us to be the salt of the world to others.
Thank you, Lord, for the gift of faith and the skill to become a seasoned inspirational writer. Amen.