from my notebook

My head is full of thoughts, and I have to write them down.

Be a Salty Stump

My husband and I were viewing photographs from his game camera the other day, and one particular picture stood out with me.  No, it wasn’t a huge buck; it was a stump.  The camera had been mounted outside our little cabin and aimed at a stump on which a salt block had been placed the year before.

This year no salt block, but it seems the deer are eating the stump.  The salt from prior years has permeated the wood so much it has even made an old tree stump taste good.  The picture further emphasizes the meaning of Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:13,  “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.”

But oh, when we are the salt of the earth, look at what we can accomplish.  Even the stumps of life can be tasteful and appealing when flavored with the salt of Jesus.

deer eating salty stump


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  1. harold eutsey on said:

    i love ur message i needed to here that our cabin name is salty stump

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