Melted Snow, Left Over Salt

Matthew 5:13

“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 trampled by men.

The snow has been wreaking havoc on my children’s academic progress. Brook and I have enrolled our two boys in school. They have attended a little over a week of school because of all the snow. We have had somewhere in the neighborhood of 18 inches fall in the last three weeks here in Lees Summit MO. Plow trucks, snow shovels, salt, snow men, tunnels, forts, and ice.

Funny how something so beautiful can become such a nuisance. Here in MO they still send out salt trucks to help melt away the snow (the nuisance). We lived in Colorado for a while. They used sand. Here people salt their driveways, side walks, walk ways, and parking lots. I’ll take salt over sand any day of the week.

Today I left the house to go pick my boys up from school around 3:10. I pulled into the parking lot, parked the car, and walked into the waiting area for the parents. As I entered into the glass breezway I could feel the crunching of the salt that had been thrown out for the past three weeks. It had effectively melted away all of the snow from the entrance. As I entered through the door I noticed a bucket which was a quarter of the way filled with salt setting by the wall. The salt that remained would eventually be swept up into this bucket to be used in another area of need.

This came to mind as I peered out the glass door at the salt setting on the ground. ”It lacked the purpose it originally served. It no longer was accomplishing what it was initially used for. If it remained where it sat it would loose it’s ‘saltiness’ (effectiveness). It must be gathered up from it’s current location to be used in a place of need.

Are we willing to be swept up by God and moved and used in a place of need? Have we served our purpose once and that is good enough? We in the church can loose our saltiness. We must be willing to be moved from place to place by God to that specific area of need.

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