Today’s devotion is based on Matthew 5:13,14. "You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
John the Baptist was the salt and light of Jesus. John called many people to trust in God and be baptized. And many did. John also spoke out about the King’s relationship with the wife of the King’s brother. As a result, John was locked up in prison. When Jesus came, he didn’t set John the Baptist free from prison as John had hoped.
Like John, even though our expectations don’t always turn out the way we want, it doesn’t negate the good news Jesus brings. Because of Jesus, some wonders lay ahead for us that we can only imagine. And he gives us these through Jesus, his son.
This great news is not something that we have to wait for in the future. Jesus is with us now. Jesus is our protector, our supporter. Because of this good news, Jesus reorientated us back to what really matters; our relationship with God. We have a new life through Jesus with God.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, I want to be light and salt for you. You know-how on my own, I fail at being light and salt. Keep me in your Word so that I can be who you want me to be in this world of darkness and rot, light and salt so that others can receive your salvation. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.