Mar 27, 2013

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Easter, Social Media, and Hot Button Topics

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I wrote this Tuesday night after processing it for about 6 hours during the day. My heart has been very grieved over the past week for various issues that have appeared on social media and the reaction by many Christians. (I am careful not to expect a certain type of behavior from those who don’t claim to believe and follow Christ and His teachings, so they are not lumped into the category.)

From the response on my facebook page, I wasn’t the only one feeling this way!

“This past week has been laced with a few things that have many Christians uncomfortable, defensive, and to say the least–confused. I don’t think it’s by chance that it’s been a heavy hitting, emotional week as we come upon Easter–the main message of our faith! Satan knows that misspoken words & harmful stereotypes will cause a break in the unity of Believers. (& even those who aren’t Believers)┬áHe knows that casting doubt, fear& confusion in your mind will keep you from unity with Christ. What victory he would have this week as we harbor sin and grievances towards our brothers and sisters in Christ!

If you find yourself in that place tonight–maybe it’s time to step away from social media a bit and step into the presence of God. May we seek not to be right, to be righteous, but only to only be in right standing with the sinless Lamb of God. . The battle has already been won–satan isn’t getting that but he can take our joy, love, and effectiveness away. There’s too much on the line to present a mixed message to a hurting world. There was a big cost to my freedom & peace. I’m not risking it. Are you?”

“May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. ” – Jesus (John 17:23)

I want to share with you a video that really meant a lot to me a few years ago. I pray it is encouraging to you as we focus on our Savior and His death on the cross.

(Click here if you can’t see video)

  1. Mitzi Roberts says:

    I find it both interesting and encouraging to me that Jesus embraced both life and death. He embraced life while he was living it…and He embraced death and the cross while He was taking death upon Himself for ALL of us. I just love that Jesus of mine. Yes! Thank you Jesus for both living and dying for me (a sinner).

  2. AMEN, satan has been working overtime for the past few weeks. I love Jesus and Mitzi is right, He embraced life and death.

  3. I often see Christians get so fired up online about things and just think, “Wow, you just allowed that to rob you of your joy.” We certainly have to guard ourselves about caring more about politics or judging people/celebrities than we do about Christ’s love. Because He is risen, all have a chance to be saved (even those many look down upon now, will find Christ and they will be redeemed by His grace – just as we all have been).

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