What if social media existed at the time the events of Luke 24 took place?
Which one of the women would have been live streaming on Facebook the angels telling them that Jesus’ body was no longer in the tomb – that he had risen.
How many retweets would there have been of the news that Jesus had spoken to the men on the road to Emmaus?
How many people would have seen the SnapChat story of Jesus eating broiled fish with his disciples?
What hashtags would have been used with the Instagram photo of Jesus’ ascension?
If social media existed at that time, there is no doubt in my mind that the news would be viral and everyone worldwide would have heard the news in a matter of hours.
Why is it then that even with today’s modern methods of communication, there are still those who do not believe, much less know about Jesus?
I think it’s because it takes a personal encounter between someone who already has a relationship with Jesus to tell someone else about the risen Lord. Just like it took in Luke 24. The gospel is best shared when it can be associated with a personal story or testimony. Do you have your story ready to share with others?
Just like the women who went to visit the tomb or the disciples who walked 7 miles to Emmaus and then ran 7 miles back to Jerusalem (all in one day) you too have a testimony to share with others.
In the coming New Year, look for ways to share your story with someone who needs to hear that #JesusLives.