Saturday, June 25, 2016

Love in 140 Characters

We live in a high paced world. We eat fast food. We drive on highways in fast lanes. We check our calendars and our email at stoplights. We are constantly trying to figure out how to streamline our lives, and as we do, we cram even more into our schedules. We work all day and spend our evenings in front of our televisions and on our smart devices searching for anything to distract us from the troubles of this life.

In the midst of all our busyness, we all are looking for one thing – love. What if we slowed down, backed away from our devices and our agendas, and showed each other the love we all so desperately desire? What if we took a walk with our spouses, played with our kids, met a friend for coffee or invited the family next door over for dinner? What if we picked up the phone and called a family member or a friend just to say hi?

Sometimes, the simplest act of kindness can make someone’s day or even change a person’s life forever. If we have time to babysit our electronics, we have time to impact one soul each day. Love can’t be squeezed into 140 characters, but it begins small. We just have to choose to take small steps towards the things that matter the most. What can you do today to change your world?

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Heb 10:24-25

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