Our last “f” to be thankful for is a more humorous one. I am thankful for Facebook. It connects me to the family and friends that we focused on this month. Surprisingly, it also connects me with my faith, our focus in the first week of November. Here’s a list of what Facebook has given me recently:
Private messages from my flower peeps that encourage me or make me laugh or make me feel loved
A chat with a best friend from Philly that prompted a phone call to catch up on life
A picture of a friend from high school’s new baby boy. Something I never would have known about otherwise.
A way to keep up with a friend battling cancer in Oklahoma. It reminds me to pray for her.
A positive message every morning from another friend just to get the day started well
A status to know if my cousin led his high school football team to a win
A way to have people see my friend, Gracie and her family.
A way to have more people interact with AGOG.
An update on the Pope.
I could go on and on. But I want to focus on the way Facebook has caused AGOG to grow. We have used the AGOG Facebook page to introduce Gracieland to the world. We watched it spread to more people than we could have ever imagined. It showed me that it is a vehicle that can be used to spread a positive message. It also showed me how many people want something positive in their lives.
This made me think of the Roman roads. They were built to keep people under Roman control. The idea being that the Roman army could move swiftly upon these roads to keep order throughout the Empire. I know you are thinking, “Honestly, Ellen, what do the Roman roads have to do with Facebook?” Hold on a second.
Paul used those same Roman roads to spread the Gospel throughout the Roman Empire. Take a look at the places he sent letters to and note that they are all along Roman roads. See one person, in this case Paul, used what was already there to move his positive message of Christ swiftly.
Facebook exists. It works. And some people use it in a negative way. No doubt. But what if we were different? What if we used it to uplift others? To tell them about what Christ? What if Facebook was our Roman road?
Hop on Facebook and tell us something that it has added to your life. Maybe even tell us what AGOG does to improve your day.