In a time in history when many of us are avoiding salt for health reasons, we can lose sight of how precious this mineral compound has been for thousands of years. It may even be that like the face of Helen, Salt launched a thousand ships, roads were established specifically for the salt trade, the word “Salary” has its root in the word for salt. References exist in literature, history, and in scripture to salt.

Jesus declared to his disciples, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and tramped underfoot.” Matthew 5:13 NIV.

So today I am thankful to be reminded that Christians who were the Salt of earth are the reason I am a believer.

People whose salty lives made me thirsty for the Word of God and for the salvation that comes from Christ.

People whose salty lives enhanced the scripture so that even I could taste and see that it was good.

People whose salty lives throughout the history of the church have preserved and remained faithful to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

People whose salty tears have comforted me in times of loss, providing healing.

For the Salt of the Earth I am thankful and prayerfully desire to be salt that stays salty so others may also become thirsty, illuminated, preserved and healed.