Matthew 5:13-16 NASB
¹³You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.
¹⁴You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; ¹⁵nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
¹⁶Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Somewhere off the coast of Canada in the Atlantic Ocean, there was a rocky place where ships often crashed. Every time shipwrecked people would come ashore and try to find shelter on the mainland.
At one point it was decided to build a shelter for shipwrecked people on the coast. The center also had to become a place from which rescue attempts could be made immediately if another ship were to run aground on the rocks.
Over time, people made themselves more comfortable in this center. They bought a radio and television to pass the time more pleasantly. In the long run, the rescuers led a wonderful life.
After a while another ship hit the rocks, but the rescuers were all asleep and didn’t realize there were people in distress.
Are we fallen asleep rescuers too, or is our church a haven for stranded people?
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