Facebook allows you a very unique opportunity to be connected and we’re grateful for it. It keeps you in daily contact with family, business associates, and childhood, high school, and college friends. Because this social media site can be the most selective in nature, you can keep it as intimate as you desire.
Facebook is a perfect place for you to begin to work out your expression of faith online. Shine His light within your inner circle by reaching out to the people you already know in real life. Use this platform to reach them in a deeper, more personal way. Facebook helps you track the ups and downs of your friends’ days. You can be there with them in a way not possible outside this unique network.
Here’s what God’s Word says about reaching out to the people around us.
“Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Matthew 22:39, NIV
Likely, your “neighbor” is among the nearly two million people logged on the Internet every day. It’s hard to love and serve from afar. Many people talking about this new digital mission field will issue the option that reaching out to others online to share the gospel “isn’t for everyone.” We disagree.
We believe that we are to be “ready at all times.” And we can’t be ready to give an answer to the world for our faith if the room where we are speaking is empty.
“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”
1 Peter 3:15, NIV
Facebook has become an indispensable prayer chain, coordination tool, and communication channel for churches everywhere. It stands to reason many people spending an inordinate amount of time online aren’t finding that connection in their families, in their jobs, and in some cases (sadly) even their churches.
It’s time to spread out and spread the good news on Facebook, beloved.
We’ll be there and hope you will be, too.
Stay tuned – tomorrow we talk twitter.
What aspects of Facebook do you like best?