Face-to-face is the original social media.
Conversations that used to take place over a meal or drinks after work is now happening on Facebook, Skype and Tweets.
Whatever the delivery system, online gurus say it has to have at least these 4 components to be meaningful:
- practical value
But even if all these components are there, I’ve noticed something – people are hungry for human interaction, not just cyber chats. They want face-to-face. They need to feel connected to others they can see, hear, touch and laugh with.
And no online delivery system can deliver what a personal encounter can.
And God knew that.
God, with all his supernatural abilities, could have designed a mechanism whereby he could communicate with us without leaving heaven to do it.
He could have sent angel messengers.
He could have boomed his voice from heaven.
He could have scared the life out of us with flashes of lightning and peals of thunder.
Instead, he sent his own flesh and blood Son to live among us, suffer alongside us, and then die a horrible death.
Where’s the value in that?
God knew the kind of mess we were in – we were dead in our sins and unable to rescue ourselves. So he fixed the problem by sending his Son Jesus to live a life of perfect obedience to the law of God for us, and then die in our place in order to pay the price for our sins.
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you have been saved – and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” – Ephesians 2: 4-7 ESV
So how is that relevant to me?
If Jesus hadn’t done that, you would have no hope of measuring up to God’s standards and being loved by him.
“For one will scarcely die for a righteous person – though perhaps for a good person one would dare to die – but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5: 7-8 ESV
Only Jesus measured up and secured your relationship with God, so when you place your faith in his finished work for you, God fully accepts you as his cherished child.
By taking that step, for the first time in your life you have face-to-face communication with God through Jesus.
Now that beats anything you can have online!
Want to plug into the best conversation today?
Thank you for living a perfect life for me, and for dying to pay the price for my sins on the cross. I receive you as my Lord and Savior. Fill me with your love and let me live from now on for you. Amen.”
If you’ve prayed this today, would you let me know?