Friday, December 30, 2016

Never as Good as a Kiss!

We don't know everything, and our prophecies are not complete.  But what is perfect will someday appear, and what isn't perfect will then disappear.  When we were children, we thought and reasoned as children do. But when we grew up, we quit our childish ways.  Now all we can see of God is like a cloudy picture in a mirror. Later we will see him face to face. We don't know everything, but then we will, just as God completely understands us.  For now there are faith, hope, and love. But of these three, the greatest is love.

1 Corinthians 13: 9 - 13

If you are experiencing this blog via the Internet, you are already aware of a thing called Facebook.  If you use Facebook, you can “post” messages and pictures about yourself and read and look at those of others.  And they are not communications from total strangers, but rather from your “friends.”  It is indeed addictive when someone “likes” your post or sends a message or request that you be their friend.  Even with all the back and forth information there is a personal connection that is not possible on Facebook.  Lonely and depressed people can do quite well on Facebook without anyone knowing that they are still lonely and quite depressed!  It is a substitute for real relationships.

Vital and alive relationships might start on Facebook, but they quickly become personal and face to face communion.

Are you simply a Facebook Christian?  Do you interact with the Father by reading His posts in the Bible and then craft prayers hoping He will “like” what you said?  The song “What a Friend We Have In Jesus” was not talking about a Facebook friend!  When Jesus is your friend you can ask Him anything.  You can find out what He thinks about even small things in your life.  Being a friend of Jesus means that you can sit quietly and say nothing to each other while you feel His presence all around you.  Jesus is a friend who never goes “off-line” and one who will never “de-friend” you.  

Certainly, reading the messages from God in the Bible is an important thing in your life as a Christian, but never forget that a love letter is never as good as a kiss!

“Lord Jesus, help me to experience You today as a real and living part of my life!  Thank You for sending Your Word as a Love Letter, but thank You as well for holding my life in Your arms!  And may You Jesus, be praised forever.  Amen.” 

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