Advent 2016 – Day 22

Are you on Facebook? Despite my objections to the way it can monopolize one’s time, it offers a way to stay in touch with people you don’t get to see every day.

The apostle Paul loved the people he served. Because he wasn’t geographically near them and he didn’t have access to Facebook, Paul wrote them letters. He was a grateful man. Over and over he expressed thanks for his family in Christ:

Rom. 1:8 “How I thank God through Jesus Christ for each one of you.”
1 Corinthians 1:4 “I can never stop thanking God for all the generous gifts He has given you, now that you belong to Christ Jesus.”
Ephesians 1:16 “I have never stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly.”
Philippians 1:3 “Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.”
Colossians 1:3 “We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Thessalonians 2:13 “We will never stop thanking God that when we preached His message to you . . . you accepted what we said as the very word of God.”
2 Timothy 1:3 “Timothy, I thank God for you.”
Philemon 4 “I always thank God for you, Philemon.”

Why not take time today to thank God for your family and for the friends you have on Facebook? If you are not on Facebook, you could write a letter!


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