Coffee, Facebook, Twitter, Picture Sharing, Wall Posting … they are all about one main thing — CONNECTION. Just this past week I have heard from classmates, relatives, young people I have mentored, and even my mom.
As a Christ Follower, whenever I read about Jesus who WAS the great teacher (and the one I choose to direct my life) actually went out of His way — often to make these “connections”.
I would have loved to read his Tweets or Status Updates:
“Have a meal with me … “
“Feed my lambs … “
“Just told the guys to throw the net on the other side — we’re gonna have a lot of fish tonight!”
“On my way to raise a dear friend from the dead …”
“I love you, even though you haven’t realized it yet.”
“Father, forgive them …”
You may want to read some of these bible-time updates yourself. You could start with the Gospel of John, it’s a great read.
God meant us to be connected. We are very social. In fact He made us to love Him and to love each other.
Perhaps your life hasn’t exactly worked socially as strongly as you would have liked. For some, it may never truly change. People may or may not love you back.
I’m in the air flying to see my dad as I write this. For the past — over 20 years or so — we have not lived near each other. He’s in Texas, my family is in the San Francisco Bay Area. But there is a longing to connect, to share our hearts and to reach out to him.
I’m praying for that connection with him — from 41,000 ft. Check back. I may be sharing more of my journey about this soon.