I couldn't resist these sweet little chick salt & pepper shakers at my nearby vintage resale shop... especially with spring at our doorstep and Easter right around the corner. Aren't they adorable? I am of a mind that these little fellows do not want to be set on a shelf somewhere and just be admired. I truly believe they long to serve by doing what they were designed to do... being vessels who not only hold within them... but freely pour out... salt & seasoning wherever they're needed!
I love the picture Jesus paints of us being salt shakers! In Matthew 5:13 He said, "You are the salt of the earth." We were never designed to sit on a shelf and look pretty but to be vessels of God's goodness in the world! I've heard it said that we are not only called "to be good, but to do good."
We have been filled with the love and grace and knowledge of our Lord... not to hold within ourselves but to shake out on the world through our our words and actions. There is much to be said about salt and its seasoning affect on the world around us but the one thing that comes to mind this morning is how... just like salt sometimes falls beyond the food it was intended to season... so can grace. What an extra blessing to consider that someone we're not even aware of may be watching or listening as we shake out some of God's grace on a friend or neighbor or even a stranger... and that person afar off may have a grain or two of God's grace touch them in a way that could possibly be life changing... and we may never know until heaven. Just something to ponder.
Oh Lord, I don't want to be a woman who sits on the shelf and looks pretty... set me upon the table of your service and don't let me miss an opportunity to be used of you... to be a vessel, ready and willing, to shake out some love and grace for your glory.