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Topic: Social Media (12/01/11)
TITLE: The Power of Words
By Jeannie Dennis
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A few years ago when my son talked me into signing up for a MySpace account I was very reluctant to participate. By the time he told me to drop MySpace for Facebook, I was hooked. I have come to enjoy both Facebook and Skype because they keep me in touch with friends and family. My son serves in the Army and has been deployed to Iraq twice while his wife and little girl stay on base at Fort Hood, TX and I can tell you that being able to interact with them via Skype has been a wonderful blessing! The videos and pictures posted on Facebook of my granddaughter helps to make the California to Texas distance a little less and a feeling that I get to be a part of their lives. And the few times my son called on Skype, even with poor internet reception, were treasures to me! Yeah for social media!
We know how very influential the words and videos have been, I mean, look at the events in Egypt & Libya as well as many other countries around the world. All of this makes me think about just how powerful our words and actions are. It makes me wonder what God thinks about all the social media here on planet earth. After all He IS the Word and He created us to have interaction with Him! Do I give Him the same or more time than what I spend on sites such as Facebook or Skype? Do I take Him for granted, knowing that He will always be there whenever I decide to log-in?
I am so thankful that because of Him the connection is always available, always a full, strong signal. He will never “un-friend me” but instead draw me near. I have made many mistakes during my life. I have been hurt and I have hurt others, yet every time I go to my Father to ask forgiveness or cry out for healing, He has been right there. He wraps His loving arms around me and comforts me far better than Facebook or Skype will ever do. Yes, I do very much appreciate what social media can do for me but I absolutely love what God does WITH me!
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