The Facebook Apostle

Donna Wright sends her grandchildren devotionals as text messages or emails.  Here is a recent one.  Feel free to pass it on to your grandchildren, or use her example to create your own.

One of my favorite people in the Bible is Paul, who was first known as Saul.  If Facebook had been around in Saul’s day, Saul would have put up some pretty mean posts on his daily feed.  His photos would have shown him persecuting Christians. He would have posted pictures of those he put in prison.  He was on a mission to destroy all Christians.

Then something happened. Saul went very quiet on Facebook.  His last post was made on the Damascus Road, then nothing.  His next post to his Facebook friends said that his name was now Paul. And he changed his profile picture.  His first post as Paul was about meeting Jesus on that road.  Instead of killing Christians, Paul began to tell people about the love of Jesus.  Now Jesus and Paul were besties.

So, now Paul was working for the Lord. A great life? But look at the pictures he posted on Facebook.  He was in storms and shipwrecks.  He was whipped and beaten.  In some pictures he was in chains or being stoned.  He was hungry and thirsty and the worst was when he checked in from prison.

Yet, in spite of prison and all the other horrible things, Paul’s posts were always full of love and kindness.  Although he was suffering, was far from family and friends, and could have been killed at any moment, Paul’s profile pictures always showed him joyful.  You may ask, “How can that be?  How can Paul (or anyone) endure so much pain and misery and still be so full of joy?”  The answer is in one of the posts he wrote while in prison.

“I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything.  I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little, for I can do everything with Christ, who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:12-13

Paul has 3,883,196,515 ? friends on Facebook.

Donna Wright has 15 grandchildren and ???? great grandchildren, and lives in Hockley, Texas.

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