Pikes Peak United Methodist Church
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Miss Gretchen's Corner

Children's Message February 5, 2017

"Popcorn without salt is mighty dull "

Scripture Reference:  Matthew 5: 13

“You are the salt of the earth.  But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor?”

Popcorn with a dash of salt is a favorite snack for most people, because the popcorn seems to taste better with that small sprinkle of salt!  Popcorn without salt is pretty dull and tasteless.
 
The scripture says that we are the salt of the earth, and since salt improves flavor, wherever we go we must be able to improve it.  For example, a playground without children is just a piece of quiet dirt without anything moving around on it.  However, when that same playground is full of kids, there is laughing, running, jumping, skipping and conversation going on!  Big difference!
 
The many pieces of popcorn are like the many places where we find God’s children.  The salt is like us when we help improve the place we are in.  The playground, the classroom, our home, at the store, wherever we are, we can make it better!  It is amazing how happy people become when a child smiles at them, that is being salt.  When your neighbor has a hard time shoveling the snow off the sidewalk and you run over to help, that is being salt.  Anywhere you go, you can improve that place, like salt improves the flavor of popcorn!
 
 
 

Until next time, may God bless you,

Miss Gretchen