“Jesus is ‘the stone the builders rejected, which has become the Cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:11-12
Looking over my Facebook page this morning, I saw posts about animal neglect, gun control, design, health, dieting, and scenery. Some were interesting, some not so much; my reason for using Facebook is to stay connected with family and friends… to see photos and know what is happening in the families – a way to stay in touch with those I care about. I am careful about who I stay “friends” with. In fact, I stay “friends” with some who I cannot “like” or comment on because of words that are part of their vocabulary, but I love them and want to know they are doing ok! When I see names and comments, it often triggers me to pray for them ~ to take them before the throne of the Lord!
But, this morning I thought about priorities and where we, as Christians, place our priorities. Of course we should share “happenings” and photos of those we love but shouldn’t we also be posting positive words about the Lord? Shouldn’t we use this marvel of social media to spread the news of God’s ultimate gift; Jesus? We have an opportunity to tell our friends and their friends and their friends friends that Jesus IS the WAY to an eternity in Heaven ~
Being a good person is a wonderful way to live an earthly life – we can be a good person to animals and disabled or missing children and take care of our bodies in the way we see best BUT none of these things or a myriad of others will be important for eternity… NOT ONE! I’m going to take a moment today to post a message about God’s offer to forgive our sins and His promise of an eternity with HIM!! PEOPLE – including those we love – NEED TO HEAR IT! How about you?
“For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty, how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?” Hebrews 2: 2,3
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