Our friends at Athlete’s In Action Cycling have put together a really great set of cycling specific devotions. I will be posting one a week for the next seven weeks, then will need some new content. I invite all of you to submit any thoughts, general concepts or full-blown devotions to me at [email protected] so that we can not only post them for all of our members to read and enjoy, but also to share with AiACycling as a way of saying thanks for this great work.
Influence. We all have some. How do we use it?
Influence: Becoming Salt and Light for the World
by: Dr. Carl Hofmann
“You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:13-14
What do elite cyclists do to give back? Some retire and serve as team directors, work with U23 riders, sponsor charity rides, or develop a non-profit foundation. Some current riders also find ways to serve. Each off season a group of cyclists builds a home for a family in desperate need. The Christian life is meant to be shared in word and deed so that others may discover the hope and goodness Jesus died to give them. In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus used the metaphors of salt (as a spice and preservative) and light (for warmth and guidance) to illustrate how his people are to influence the world.