I wanted to be a missionary when I grew up.
Or did it?
Today I live in the Land of Shiny Things (L.O.S.T.)
Tami and Toni remind me that that is not a mistake. That I was (you were) born for such a time as this. A time when I (we) can follow Jesus into a hurting and hungering world. To the ends of the earth on the mission field of social media.
No shots required.
“We live in one of the most exciting windows for sharing the gospel since the Gutenberg press was invented in 1440, making Bibles accessible to the masses.”
Today the masses are online, making real connections on Facebook and Twitter and through blogs and territories I haven’t visited yet. My head reels with the statistics of online activity.
Just check out this graphic visualization of Facebook friendships between cities around the world.
This land is noisy with all kinds of messages exchanged.
“Of all the messages the world has ever heard, the gospel is still the stickiest.* The good news is that God’s message is your message, which makes your presence and voice online wholly (and holy) indispensible.”
He calls us to follow Him.
He polishes us to reflect Him.
He empowers us to shine for Him.
For such a time as this
Does this give anybody else chill bumps?
I want to be a missionary when I grow up.
*A sticky message, Jesus’ message, is the heart’s eternal Super Glue.
Note: I reviewed @stickyJesus here back in October. But I read it on my computer as a download. I’m excited to have the real pages in my hands now to savor and mark up. Today (and for the next several weeks) I’m linking up with Michelle Sarabia and others as we read through this book together and upload our reflections.