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It’s been more than a year since I began my experiments in the kitchen, but I want to share a story from the beginning of this culinary journey of mine.

So there I was cooking for one of the very first times, I had followed all the directions my mom had told me, and finally it was time for the taste test, in great expectation I took a spoonful into my mouth but disappointment hit, there was no taste!

I couldn’t understand what went wrong, I thought I had followed all the directions, and then I remembered, I had forgotten one important ingredient: salt!

And that’s all it took! With a little salt the flavor that seemed to be missing came back in an instant. Honestly, I never realized till that day, how important salt really is. And guess what? That’s exactly what Jesus calls us: the salt of the earth!

Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavours of this earth (Matthew 5:13 MSG)

But ever wondered why Jesus compared us to salt and not to something like, say, gold?  Let me try and explain just how beautiful this “common salt” really is.

There are two main properties or functions of salt:

  1. Flavouring
  2. Preservative

1. Flavouring

Hope my little story illustrated this for you. But ask any cook; there is no other ingredient like it. Salt is a flavour enhancer; it helps make anything and everything better.

2. Preservative

Many vegetables are preserved or ‘pickled’ using salt. For all those who still remember their science, salt basically sucks out all the water out of the vegetables through osmosis. But what’s the purpose of that? Well, in removing all the water, we remove the environment for any bacteria to grow. Now isn’t that amazing? The salt prevents the growth of bacteria and thus prevents decay.

These tiny crystals of salt may appear so insignificant, but what a purpose it has!

This is the same with our lives.  Do you realize how important you are child of God?  There are times we may feel small or insignificant; be it in our families, our colleges, our work place, or even in our church. Times when our purpose in God’s master plan is not so clear. These are the times we have to remind ourselves, Jesus has called us to be the salt of this earth.

We are created to bring out the God-flavour of the earth.  We exist to enhance everything and everyone around us.

We are created to be the preservative of this earth. Our presence and our prayers preserve and protect everything around us.

What an important task our Father has given us. We do not exist merely for ourselves. We exist to be the salt and light of this earth.Your life is not just for you! Your life has an eternal impact!

So remember child of God, your very existence is to enhance and preserve those around you! We are called to build up others and not break them down. We are called to bring life and stop the decay.

From this day on be the destiny promoter God has called you to be! Bless the world around you and be the light in this world!

 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16 NKJV)

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