With all the downfalls we can point out about social media, I see people post pictures of their children and their accomplishments, pictures of new homes, weddings, and other happy moments. On the flip side, I see sad moments posted. Many of us are tempted to pass by and ignore these posts. I don’t always get to see everyone’s posts, but I was reminded tonight of how the Scripture “rejoice with Those Who Rejoice and weep with those who weep” should apply also on social media. I was able to click like and celebrate with another pastor whose new church had an outreach event. Some would say that it didn’t reach many, but I understand how you celebrate every person when you start a church from the ground up.
We are prone to be absorbed in our own little worlds. I am guilty as well. Tonight, I am reminded to slow down and pay attention to what is happening around me. The time we take to rejoice or demonstrate compassion to someone may mean more than you will ever know.