Friday Tidings
7/10/13 at 12:32 PM 0 Comments

Are Facebook Friends Real Friends?

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How can all those friends, be “real” friends?

Facebook may have been created for college students, but for my demographic, it has connected me to friends I left behind decades ago—all those kids that remembered me as a terribly shy grade-schooler, an awkward tween, and an over-zealous student in high school. And now we are free of the brutal cliques!

With Facebook, I’m connected to my extended family, stretching across the country. I’ve seen wedding ceremonies, baby pictures, read about the challenges and celebrated the praises. It’s my daily family reunion.

Facebook has pulled together the loose strings from my life. As I scroll through my news feed, I learn quickly about school games, work woes, scary doctor appointments, the traumatic, and the joyful, along with occasional vents. It’s life. It’s an opportunity to be a friend every day—to commiserate, to pray, to offer my help.

Facebook is my ministry, my mission field, and an opportunity to share our journeys —no matter where we all live. Yes, all those friends are real—to me and especially to Jesus. Facebook was created by a man—but it can be used in mighty ways for God.

“You are the light of the world…Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16 (Even on Facebook).

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