Thank God for Social Media

Luke 17:11-19

Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus travelled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.

As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, Jesus, Master, have pity on us!

When he saw them, he said, Go, show yourselves to the priests. And as they went, they were cleansed.

One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.

He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him— and he was a Samaritan.

Jesus asked, Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?

Was no-one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?

Then he said to him, Rise and go; your faith has made you well.

This passage keeps cropping up in my life, so I thought I ought to actually do some thinking about things I have to be thankful for – and saying thank you!

One of the things I have to be grateful for is the world of Social Media, and all it opens up for me.

I have many reasons to be thankful for social media:

  • it allows me to keep in touch with friends
  • it allows me to peek into the live of people I would never otherwise have met, because they don’t live near me, or come into my normal circle.
  • it is a people watchers’ dream
  • it opens up new thoughts with the cross sharing of ideas
  • you “bump into” people.
  • I get news of my family and get to see pictures of my growing great nieces and nephews sooner than otherwise, keeping me connected to them.

For me, because of my medical issues, my life is quite restricted.  I’m not out and about, I can no longer preach, I can’t go and do all the things I want to.  Social Media has given me back my voice and an opportunity to be involved.

I can follow what is happening in places I might once have been; I can keep up with what friends are doing; I can see people’s prayer requests and get involved in praying for them; I can still find out what’s happening in the big wide world; and I can “say” things into those places.

So I thank God for social media.

And I thank all of you out there who let me in to your world, share what’s happening, and let me have my say.

Thank God for Social Media!

  • What do you want to thank God for?
  • How has social media helped you?
  • How has social media helped you say thank you to God?

About pamjweb

I'm a Methodist Minister, currently unable to work because of chronic illness. I love trying to work out what God's word means for us today - and coffee and cake. Social media gives me the opportunity to still have a voice, and interact with the world