As I read through the blog posts in my queue to be posted, I can’t seem to feel good about any of them. I can’t feel good about them because compared to girls being used as suicide bombers and Christians being slaughtered, my posts only highlight the shallowness of my life.
Maybe that’s harsh, but the times are harsh, and although not listening to the news or thinking about these atrocities can take the edge off of my moral dilemma, it hasn’t killed this nagging desire in me to help in some way.
Do you ever want to do something to make a difference only to be discouraged by the magnitude of the problem and the smallness of your impact?
That’s where I am. I can’t go over there and be of any help. Staying around here doesn’t do much. I can’t even think of what to write that could be helpful, but I want to do something.
I know this may seem silly, and believe me when I say it has been a struggle for me to even post this blog and suggest what I’m about to suggest, but I can’t seem to shake it. So, at the risk of sounding like a complete idiot and being alone, I want to propose that we all stand together for one moment in time and use the internet to make a statement.
Here’s the challenge—On Friday, August 22 at 7:30 AM eastern standard time, we unite.
Let’s stand together using social media to post for life and to post for love and to pray for God’s deliverance in these broken times.
I know we can do this individually, but a choir has a different sound than a soloist, and an army has a different effect than a warrior. Before he left the disciples, Jesus prayed for us. He prayed that we would be united. There are thousands of things to separate us, but maybe for one day…for one minute…we can all agree on one thing. We can agree that the killing of innocent people because of their race, religion, or orientation is WRONG. We can stand together for those who can’t stand. We can send a cyber shout out to the world about love.
The tricky part of this comes in the timing. Since there are a bajillion different time zones, and military time just confounds me, we all might need to check our world clocks so that we’re getting together at the right time.
Do you think it’s possible to make a statement like this? I do.
Post a prayer on Facebook.
Tweet some hope on Twitter.
Blog a verse on Tumbler.
Retweet, repost, share.
And use whatever social media you’re into to let the world know that there is a God-given value to life.
God hears the cries of his people.
Will you join me this Friday, August 22 at 7:30 AM (EST) and post for life?