Tuesday, August 14, 2012

God Even Uses Facebook

Social media is constantly being scrutinized for causing people to waist hours of time online. It's a way to live vicariously through others without having to ever leave the comfort of your own home.

God didn't intend for us to isolate ourselves. He wanted us to go out into the world and spread his word. I mean how are we to spread his word or his ministry if we never leave our home. Well, this is where I would like to throw in a little thing called Facebook.

Let me tell you a little story and you'll soon see where I'm going with this. I went to high school like many of you did and I went with a BUNCH of people (Our graduating class was something like 700+. See,, told ya it was a bunch!). Of course I didn't talk to many of them, as a matter of fact I probably only talked to like 1/16 of the entire class and to be really honest if we narrowed it down ... 20 people was more like it LOL. However, with the Facebook craze I have been able to connect with every one of those 20 people and many others.

Now I'm not going to tell you how I rekindled 100 friendships or how I found the love of my life on Facebook (If I did I'd have to go to hell for lying). But, I am going to tell you how seeing a lady about a Cow forever changed my life.

Yep, you heard right I said it, "I had to see a lady about a cow!" This wasn't some strange code language or anything but I was talking about asking about how I could purchase a COW!! You know the ones that go MOOOOOOO... ;-) Yes, for some of you that wasn't surprising, considering I was all 4 years in AG raising chickens and lambs. Others thought I once again fell off my rocker and were shocked and confused as to what I would do with a COW.

Long story short the Facebook post I had read from my sweet friend Dawn, was asking for people to please purchase cows that would be given to single mothers in Uganda. Well of course I was a bit curious and wanted to find out more so I traced her post back to the original poster which is now my dear friend Brandi. Thank goodness you can see friend posts (thanks makers of Facebook this is one time this feature was helpful!).

Needless to say I talked to Brandi about buying a cow. Well one cow led to a few and that lead to gifts will now lead me to raise money to go to Uganda and share in this wonderful experience!! Facebook posts like the one started by Brandi have bridged the gap between miles, mountains, oceans, and continents. Now you tell me that God doesn't use Facebook?!

So not only did Facebook connect me to people I wouldn't have been able to connect with, but it is the catalyst that is making me leave the comfort of my own home and surroundings to go to a place half way around the world. To see some ladies and their COWS :-) So God knew what he was doing all along even when he used Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook ;-)

1 comment:

  1. I like your view point about Facebook. So nice to see hear how it is a good thing...not JUST exposing how badly we need people and how badly we all want to connect.