If Jesus had a Facebook…..(Revised)

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Hubby and I were discussing the other day how much petty and superficial “stuff” there is out there on facebook, and also how very sad, angry, or lost some people out there in our world really seem to feel. People are tired, they are weary, and they just want to lose themselves in something “easy” for a while. I totally get that. But what I find as I scan the newsfeed so often is that the things that don’t really matter are gobbled up by the tons, and that which is edifying, or a reflection of truth is often just tossed by the wayside.

We humans are somewhat lazy at times. It takes work and desire to not bypass the truth for all of the shiny glittery things of the world that we can gaze upon and enjoy without all the work that can be involved. I know I am guilty of it. So connecting through facebook is mighty alluring for most. I get that too.

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All the more reason that instead of complaining, I decided that I should rejoice! For our God can use any and everything as an avenue to reach others; to reveal Himself; and to bring those who are lost or in need of comfort into His loving arms. With facebook as a tool, the ability to share some of His message and love is just a click away! I think that is pretty cool.

For those of us who are Christians, we have been asked to spread the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ to others. We have also been asked to display love and grace to them. This means that we must go where the people are. Facebook is definitely one of those places.

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And I really got to thinking -what might Jesus share with us on facebook if He had a profile and account and “friended” us? I tend to think He might say what He has already – the truths that can be found in His original book to us, the Bible.

God’s word is infallible. It never changes, and it shall never pass away. It will not return void, and it speaks to us all, and it reveals to us the way He would have us live. It tells us of the wonders and majesty of all that He is and all that we can be in Him. We can stand upon it, it holds great power, as it is God-breathed through and through. It connects us to the friend that will never hide from us, delete us, fail us, or write something untrue on our wall for the world to see. God has a face too glorious and holy for us to look upon with our mere human eyes, but one we can behold in His word. He is our light in a world of darkness. And, most of all, He is love.

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Sky and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.Matthew 24: 35

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119: 105

“Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Your law.” Psalm119: 18

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So I wonder today – how might the Lord share out of His book with us on facebook? What might it say about who He is and all that He wants for us in our lives? And could our own responses to what people post reflect the face of the Lord and His love for them? Could they provide a momentary glimpse of that wonderful face that just might bring about an eventual decision to accept the gift of salvation that He offers?

And if we ever feel down in the dumps our caught up in tough stuff ourselves – if OUR facebook status reflects a sad or broken spirit;  could we consider for a moment what nuggets of truth God offers to us in His holy word that might turn things around and change our own “status”?

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In the face of all that is fleeting – the fickle face of our current status or our present situations or circumstances, where is the face that never changes to be found? Whose face can we seek for something that offers TRUE connectivity, everlasting hope, and eternal life? And what might HE feed us in reply to our newsfeed?

This is how I, personally would envision it……

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Photo Credit LeoSynapse

Update Status:
I am getting so tired of this crap. Why don’t I just give up already. Sheesh!

Forever Truth:
“Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.” Isaiah 40:30-31

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Update Status:
Nobody in this stupid place gives a *?!** about me. I sit here alone because of thes gossipy jerks and I didn’t DO ANYTHING WRONG! Why are people so rude? No one has ever been treated so badly! They’re even talking to the jerks but treating me like crud!

Forever Truth:
“He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and like one from whom men hide their face he was despised, and we did not esteem Him.” Isaiah 53:3 

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Update Status:
I can’t do it today….I just do NOT have it in me to get knocked back down again. I am sick of being a glutton for punishment.”

Forever Truth:
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

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Update Status:
Oh well….I guess nothing lasts forever. Can’t count on anybody.

Forever Truth:
“Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment and its inhabitants die like flies. But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail.” Isaiah 51:6

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Update Status:
I don’t even know what to say….just……..SPEECHLESS. I give up.

Forever Truth:
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, we do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.” Romans 8:26-27

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Update Status:
Heading out for the night and gonna party like a rock star! Bartender, “fill ‘er up!”

Forever Truth:
“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14

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Update Status:
All in one day! I got promoted, was invited to dinner with a very prominent member of our city council, was asked to speak at a charity event because of my ability to get others to listen, and found out that I won a brand new SUV – Thanks for showing me the money – finally! Took long enough.

Forever Truth:
“This is what the Lord says: ‘Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me.” Jeremiah 9:23-24

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Update Status:
I am so depressed. Life sucks. I deserve more.

Forever Truth:
“Then you called out to God in your desperate condition; he got you out in the nick of time. He spoke the word that healed you, that pulled you back from the brink of death. So thank God for his marvelous love, for his miracle mercy to the children he loves.” Psalm 107: 19-21

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Update Status:
I’m not one of them, so I guess it doesn’t really matter much, does it? Nobody gives two hoots about me…they don’t even notice that I’m gone and sitting over here all by myself.

Forever Truth:
“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? Matthew 18:12

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Update Status:
I just don’t believe in love anymore. It’s a bunch of crap. It’s every man for himself. Life sucks and then you die.

Forever Truth:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”. John 3:16

greenheart

Update Status:
At the doctor’s office. Just…..waiting. Ug, what a stupid, boring day! And I have so much I have to get done! Why me?

Forever Truth:
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Philippians 4:4

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Update Status:
Don’t know what’s going to happen now – why can’t anything ever just be easy?

Forever Truth:
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

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Update Status:
If I weren’t married…..um-hum! She’s lookin’ GOOD and FINE!

Forever Truth:
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13

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Update Status:
It’s too late for me – I’m really going to burn in hell now! Hope I don’t die today. LOL!

Forever Truth:
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life”. John 6:47

greenheart

Update Status:
Why should I help her? What’s she ever done for me? I’ll tell you – ZERO. And that’s all she’s gonna get right back!

Forever Truth:
“Do to others as you would have them do to you.If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.”  Luke 6:31-33

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Update Status:
I’m a good person…..that’s all that really matters. These Jesus freaks think their way is the only way…..every single religion leads to the same place. I believe there is a god, and that should be enough.

Forever Truth:
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

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I shall continue to check status updates on the world’s facebook. I want to see how my friends are doing and I want to share my life with them. But most of all, I plan to continue to share what the most important book has to say – what my very best, and eternal Friend can offer to all of us in this world.

Jesus Christ wants all of us to know Him and know Him well. Have you invited Him to be on your friends list yet? Is His name at the very top? If not, you need not fear….he’s waiting with open arms. Won’t you open the door invite Him in? Today?

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“No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for everything I  have learned from my Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15

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4 thoughts on “If Jesus had a Facebook…..(Revised)

    • Oooh yay! I can’t wait to check it out….thank you so much, Rod! I will check it out tonight when I am off work….thanks for sending it to me. Blessings to You! Annie B 🙂

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