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Topic: QUESTION (S) (05/30/19)
TITLE: On My Mind
By Corinne Smelker
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That is the prompt used by a social media platform. Every day as I scroll through the people I call my friends (some of whom I’ve never met in real life) I am almost guaranteed to see the following:
Kids. Please pray for my child. He is struggling. She is missing. He is graduating. She is travelling. He has lost his job. She has started a new job. They are getting married. He is divorced.
Work. I hate my job. I love my job. I am looking for work. What can I do with my co-worker/boss/frenemy? Training for a new job. Leaving an old job. Celebration. Disappointment.
Memories. Photos. Tags of ‘do you remember when…?’
Politics. If you support this party you are stupid. If you support that person you are evil. Support MY Party and person. Gun rights/gun control. Abortion. Women’s rights.
Justice. Sign this petition. Help my son. Help my father. Help my mother. Help save the whales. Help save the planet.
GoFundMe. I need money for a kidney, for rent, for car repairs. For a holiday. For a car. Please help me.
For from the overflow of the heart the mouth (keyboard) speaks.
So many needs. So many prompts answered.
What’s on your mind?
With that simple enquiry people try to connect and feel important, needed, and loved. In doing so, they are trying to answer the age-old questions, “Why am I here?” and “Does my life have meaning?”
Are we listening? Are we reading between the lines? All too often we open our social media account and see the tragic news of someone who is no longer with us because they couldn’t bear the pain of loneliness any longer, even though they were surrounded by friends and technology.
What’s on your mind?
Am I important? Do I count? Do you like what I say? Do you think of me? Do you hear me?
Every single moment you are thinking of me! How precious and wonderful to consider that you cherish me constantly in your every thought!
Psalm 139:17 TPT
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