Do you know what happened on this day in 1758? How about a clue – it was yellow, pourable and sharp in taste. On this day in 1758, America was introduced to mustard. I know it wasn’t an earth-shattering event, but it was somewhat Biblically significant. Now I know you’re wondering – what does the introduction of mustard have to do with the Bible? Well, let’s draw a few parallels. Mustard brought spice to life, it adds flavor to sandwiches and it makes things taste better. As we know, mustard is somewhat spicy and adds life to our food. By the way, did you know that one way to stop cramps is to eat a teaspoon of mustard? I learned that from one of the coaches of the Liberty University girls’ basketball team. It really does work. Well – back to mustard.
Jesus said we’re the salt of the earth and just like mustard, salt brings flavor to life. As the salt of the earth our calling is to add flavor to the lives of others.
We should be a positive influence in the lives of others, bringing them encouragement and joy.
No believer should ever be a downer – someone who brings people down, who discourages them or who takes away from their life. Imagine what your family would be like if every believer in your family fulfilled their role of being salt!
The challenge for us is to so walk in the Lord that He can use us to add spice to the life of others. So the next time you put mustard on your sandwich or when you order a burger and you ask for mustard, remember that Jesus calls you to be like mustard and to add spice to the life of others.
Be in prayer for Pauline Glass’ family as Pauline went to heaven yesterday morning. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Tharp Funeral Home and the funeral is also at Tharp Funeral Home, on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.
And I have a ministry opportunity for you. The Food Pantry needs help this morning from 10 am until noon unloading trucks and stocking shelves in preparation for tonight’s food distribution. If you are willing to help, please let Julie Cordier know by calling her at 434.258.9956.
Pastor Carl