Use of internet and social media for Christ

Reading Isaiah 52:7

This is for you young people. Lately, I’ve been thinking about how much of God’s work in this world is being done by the young. It’s absolutely amazing to behold!

Here’s just one example: On March 11, 2011 Japan was hit with a massive earthquake and tsunami followed by an ongoing nuclear disaster. Within days the local teens, mostly missionary kids, produced videos and facilitated other social network campaigns that rivaled the work of professionals. They spread the message of the needs in Japan all over the internet via YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Within two weeks the relief organization here called CRASH had over 1.6 million hits on their homepage via Facebook alone. They raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations and launched a massive tsunami of prayer for Japan. As one 16 year old put it: “I let the older guys do their older guy stuff, while I played on the Internet. I wanted to go to Sendai,” he said, “I’m not going up there, but I’m helping other people get up there by building awareness.”

I’m not implying that you should started preaching on-line, but I want to encourage you to think creatively about how you can use your wired lifestyle for the cause of Christ. I’ll keep on with my older guy stuff. You younger guys put your heads together and have some fun on the internet.

How beautiful in cyberspace are the hands of those who bring good news.

Bob McKemey

Challenge: How can you use the internet and social media outlets for the cause of Christ?

Prayer Focus: Teach me to use modern technology as a means of glorifying you Lord, and blessing others by sharing the good news with my social circles.

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