Do- May 5, 2020
Scripture: Matthew 5:14-16
Today, Jesus calls us to be the salt of the earth, and then he says that we are the light of the world. We are to bring flavor to the drab world of sin. We are to help preserve peace and righteousness across the globe. We are to be useful every day: praying for others, serving others, and caring for others all the days of the week, not just Sunday.
Let’s explore these ideas with a fun science experiment.
You will need:
- Ice cubes
- Paper cups
- Waterproof container to transport ice
- Food coloring
- Eye droppers
- Trays (for example: baking sheets, trays, pans, tubs, etc.)
To do the experiment:
- Set a tray in front of you and put 1-2 tbsp of salt in a corner of the tray.
- Then set one ice cube in the center of the tray.
- Use your fingers to sprinkle salt over your ice cube and see what happens.
- The ice should start melting and leave cracks in the blocks. Allow a full five minutes for the most dramatic results.
- Add food coloring to a cup of water.
- Use the droppers to drop colored water onto the ice cube. This will expose the effects of the salt.
Salt can bring wonder and awe. In ancient times, salt was as valuable as gold. If we are salt, we will bring wonder and awe that points back to God. If we are salt, we will be used by the Holy Spirit to create cracks for the Gospel to move inside people’s hearts and lives. If we are salt, we will be used every day to show Jesus’ love to others. These ice cubes would be only that—colorless, uninteresting blocks of ice—if not for the salt.
Jesus saves us for a purpose. He asks us to act like salt and to shine our light (His grace) in the world, so others are drawn to Him. We are more valuable than gold to God! When we allow God to love us, we become the salt that makes others thirst for God, too.