Several weeks ago I was given the privilege of preaching to my local church. The assigned text was Matthew 5:13-16:
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
I wasn’t especially happy with the end result, but my sister and brother-in-law listened to it and sent me a text saying it was helpful. It was a reminder to me that we can never fully know effect our lives have on others, we can only be faithful with the life that God has given us.