Be Like a Salt that Makes People Thirst for Christ

“The ugly truth is, there are some Christians who are like salt on a wound.”

lEE STROBEL

A poem by Maggie:

Do you know

do you understand

that you represent Jesus to me?’

Do you know

do you understand

that when you treat me with gentleness,

it raises the question in my mind

that maybe He is gentle, too.

Maybe He isn’t someone who laughs when I am hurt.

Do you know

do you understand

that when you listen to my questions

and you don’t laugh,

I think, “What if Jesus is interested in me, too?”

Do you know

do you understand

that when I hear you talk honestly about arguments

and conflict and scars from your past

that I think, “Maybe I am just a regular person

instead of a bad, no good little girl who deserves abuse.”

If you care, I think maybe He cares —

and then there’s this flame of hope

that burns inside of me

and for a while I am afraid to breathe

because it might go out.

Do you know

do you understand

that your words are His words?

Your face is His face to someone like me?

Please — be who you say you are.

Please, God, don’t let this be another trick.

Please let this be real. Please!

Do you know

do you understand

that you represent

Jesus to me?


Maggie was someone who had left the church and turned away from God because of an awful experience from “Christians” but then by God’s grace, found a loving group of believers who authentically followed and reflected the real character of Christ, and helped her believe in God again.

May we follow the footsteps of Jesus in serving others.

Don’t be like a salt on a wound. Be the kind of salt that makes people thirst for Christ!


Reference: CCF IDC 2022, Lee Strobel’s teaching on “The Unexpected Adventure”

8 Comments

  1. Amen. Let love if Christ rule.

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  2. Manu says:

    Loved this. May we always remember what an impact our words and actions can have and whose ambassadors we are.

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    1. Ms Peevee B says:

      Amen! Definitely a challenge and quite a heavy of a burden but good thing the Holy Spirit is there to help us ❤

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  3. jesusluvsall says:

    Thank you for sharing her poem. It is a needed reminder that we are called to be gentle and loving with our fellow Christians.

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    1. Ms Peevee B says:

      This hits home to me since I experienced similar in the past and have some friends who left the church and struggling to accept Jesus again because of the kind “Christians” in their past . . . Definitely a prayer for all of us to reflect the REAL Jesus

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  4. Beverley says:

    Wow! Powerful words. We are the salt 9t the earth to add the flavor of the Lord Jesus Christ. Certainly not to be salt on a wound. That is painfull.

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    1. Ms Peevee B says:

      amen! Thank you for dropping by ❤

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