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Monday, August 21, 2006

Mommy, you taste salty. Well, I hope SO!


"Salt, when dissolved in water, may disappear, but it does not cease to exist. We can be sure of its presence by tasting the water. Likewise, the indwelling Christ, though unseen, will be made evident to others from the love which He imparts to us."~Sadhu Sundar Singh~
I was sitting on the couch, knitting away. Suddenly, my left shoulder felt funny. It felt warm. Then, just as quickly, it felt cold. Noah laughed:
"Mommy, you taste salty".
He LICKED me.
Gross. (Another of his favorite games, is to chase me across the room threatening to lick me and gross me out. Boys. Gotta love em. ;) Have you ever noticed how young children touch, smell, examine and yes, TASTE everything? Every mom will tell you," that's how they learn. " (It's even how my oldest learned that "Bugs are crunchy" What you're thinking? Yeah, he did. A Pill Bug. Nasty. )
But, it made me think. Am I? Am I salty? (Hmmm. maybe, I need to shower.; ) Back to salty, I should be.
Matthew 5:13
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.
Because of how children learn, parents (and caregivers) have a unique need for "saltiness."
Children learn by their senses, so- the concept of a God that they can't see or feel is hard for them to understand. If we are full of the love of God, we become concrete representations of the love of God, to our children. His love dissolved in our lives, becomes a salty-taste of Him, for the children we love.
Jesus can't be "seen" or "touched", but-when His love is evident in our lives, and parents are "licked" He can be "tasted". ;)
So the question is, Am I salty? Are you?
I'm going to spend some time with the one who fills my salt shaker.....
Dear Lord- fill my with your love, for my family my kids and those around me, make me salty with it Lord- I love you -amen!
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