“Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine.” -Exodus 19:5
In an age without refrigeration, the only way to preserve most food was to salt it. So in order for a city or civilization to grow, it needs access to salt or else it can’t preserve its food. Because of this, salt becomes an expensive, valuable commodity. It’s so universally needed it actually becomes the main way that people are paid. Christ is affirming in you how valuable you are. In the same way, a town needs salt to exist and the world needs you. You’re so valuable. And he says you are light. Light is knowledge, but light is also about being powerful. So being light is a combination of both being powerful and being wise or being knowledgeable. And he says you have knowledge. You have treasures in you that are so valuable.
PRAYER: Thank you, God, for valuing me.
REFLECTION: Do you feel valued in your life?