Estelle and Robert: To Know Him

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Chapter 13 (v.1) - Salt and Light

Submitted: July 18, 2019

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And seeing the multitudes, Jesus went up into a mountain: and sat upon a rock ledge, his disciples came near unto him.

Robert found himself frowning. If only they had come earlier instead of doing stupid chores, he certainly would have been able to get a closer spot! Peter surely would have let at least him, maybe even annoying Estelle sit by him.

Jesus taught them, saying, "Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted."

 

Mavy braced her back against a ledge, pulling her skirts over her feet, her knees pulled tight against her chest. When will the comfort come? When will the garment of heaviness be replaced by a robe of joy? Estelle rested her head against her mother's shoulder, seemingly reading her thoughts. It wasn't easy for any of them.

"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth," Jesus continued, "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall hate, reproach, ignore you, revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad then! for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets."

For being meek, his tone was somber.

Just by scanning, you could see offense rising. Who was He to tell them off! Who was He to assume things? Promises, promises... what did He know?

Others leaned forward, catching on His every word. Was there hope at last?

Some, like Mavy, were numb, wanting to believe desperately, but understanding would not come.

" Ye are the salt of the earth," Jesus didn't pause, yet His eyes roamed over to Robert, who chuckled into his hand

" Ye are the salt of the earth," Jesus didn't pause, yet His eyes roamed over to Robert, who chuckled into his hand. Who calls people salt? A smile twitched at Jesus' lips who knew the hearts and thoughts of men as He continued, " but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another."

" Ye are the light of the world," Jesus took a different approach," A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, or under a bed but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

 


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