“You are the salt of the earth. ....You are the light of the world."
Who are these amazing people? They've been there through my whole life. The people who have shook me out of complacency and made me drive my life towards God are people who never made it onto the 7 o'clock news or made millions from writing and selling their biographies. No, they were all people with humble hearts who doused my world with their love.
One lady, I'll call her Ruth, had eyes with the light of God shining out from her soul so strongly she just seemed to glow. About the same age as my grandma, Ruth had a face of unearthly grace and when I grow into my years of maturity I hope I have smile wrinkles like hers. She taught my Sunday School class off and on when I was really young and gently guided me to my salvation.
My high school years were blessed with some incredible teachers. They looked at me and saw more than I did and were never settled with second rate. They believed in the possibilities of my future and I know they prayed for me. Those teachers were always bigger than life to me, because they gave unselfishly so much of themselves. Guess what, it turned out that each and every one was a Christian, evidence given by the cross around their necks or hanging up from the rear-view mirror of their car--a small defiance to keeping God out of schools.
And the list goes on.
A mother of a school friend always opened her home to me and a stronger woman I've never met. I still keep the bookmark she made me with the Bible verse embroidered on it.
A girl I met in college amazes me with her ready smile and how at ease she is defending her faith, never ashamed of God's place in her life.
A close friend and sister gives her life unselfishly everyday for her growing family and anyone else she can lend a hand to. I think God speaks from her eyes and she is the easiest person to talk to.
I could go on and on with this forever, but I think it is best that I close with one last word.
The biggest and greatest testimony to God we can ever share is just by letting God show Himself through the lives we live.
We are the salt of the Earth. We are the light of the world.