by Toni Birdsong
A well-meaning friend asked me the other day: “C’mon, if Jesus were here, do you really think He would be wasting His time on Twitter or Facebook?”
I answered my friend . . .
I don’t know but what I do know is this: That Jesus is here—He never left us. His Holy Spirit is turning cyberspace inside out in search of His beloved. He never rests or ceases to rescue. He is stirring a fire in His people and rising up audible voices around every digital corner. No bandwidth can contain His reach and no amount of ram can house His power.
I do know that more than 206 million people are on the Internet each day. That 70% of them are on Facebook. People tweet their thoughts at the breakneck pace of 640 tweets per second. And 74% of people talk more online each day than they do in real life.
Would Jesus crash that kind of party?
I don’t know, but I do know this: I see Jesus tweeting, blogging, and posting every day through hearts burning to know Him and make Him known—anywhere—be it cyberspace or Cincinatti. I see Him meet people in their brokenness and sprout common ground between strangers online bound to echo throughout eternity.
I see the message of salvation travel 7,000 miles in 7 seconds and bust through racial, political, and language barriers in countries once closed to the gospel. I see compassion take down the devil’s schemes as believers willingly war to put a dent in the darkness online. I see love coax hopelessness down from the ledge and prayer so powerful it shakes the nations.
Would Jesus be on Facebook?
I don’t know but I do know this: That our God will stop at nothing to seek and save His children. He has launched a worldwide search-and-rescue mission to bring the lost back home and restore what’s been broken.
C’mon, Jesus? On Twitter?
I don’t know but I do know this: He doesn’t need 206 million lost sheep to persuade Him.
As long as there is just one—one wretch, one misfit, one prodigal, or one turned-around sheep—you can be sure the unrelenting Shepherd will be logged on pursuing His own.
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God has launched a worldwide search-and-rescue mission to bring lost hearts home. Will you light the way? #LiveSticky