Do you like popcorn? I think the best popcorn is the popcorn that you get at the movies. But there was one day that I went to see a movie while I was in Galveston. I bought some popcorn and a Coke. The popcorn was burnt. I mean you could even smell the burnt parts. Did I still eat it? You bet I did. What I didn’t like I simply threw it on the floor with the rest of the “cinemuck”.
People are just like popcorn. Sometimes you get to know some people and they are nice and buttery. I mean, they tend to try to please you by their words and actions ever seeking your approval. Then there are those who are like the kernels that you get at the bottom of the tub. They are hard-shelled and don’t want anyone to know who they really are. If you press them enough, however, they will break and what you have on the inside is just another piece of popcorn. Then there are those who are dry. You know the type, the ones who don’t have any butter on them. They’re still tasty but they don’t necessarily have the personality that is outgoing like the ones who are all buttered up. Then the ones who have a lot of salt on them are exciting. You know, when you put a piece of popcorn in your mouth and it’s just exhilarating when you taste a bunch of salt. For some this is a great sensation but for others it is too much.
I don’t know what type of popcorn you might be, but I hope that I am the salty, buttery type and you can be, too! It’s a matter of trusting Jesus Christ for salvation, forgiveness of your sins. Romans 8:1-2 says it this way, Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. What a great verse! That means that we can have life because it’s Jesus Christ that sets us free from the law of sin and death. If He sets us free, then we live, salty and buttery for Him.