July 3 – Documenting Life

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Twitter, Facebook, Together, Exchange Of Information

“Just because you don’t post something doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.”  –Kenneth Kuykendall

Our generation is literally documenting everything on social media. From posting pictures of newborn babies to sharing the details of our family member’s obituaries, we are detailing every aspect of life through our posts.  What we wear, what we eat, what we do, where we go, who we are with can all be seen with just one click. We have invited the world into our most private moments.

With all this sharing of personal information, we must realize something: Life in pictures isn’t always the way it seems.  You may see someone’s prettiest smile, but you can’t see the hurt of their heart.  You may see someone with raised hands on some glorious apex, but you don’t know the spiritual valleys they may be going through. You may see the non-stop, overachieving, highly-rated lifestyle of friends and families, but I assure you, on the other side of that screen, they are trying to keep up with you and a thousand others.

Here is a thought of relief for our generation: Just because you don’t post something doesn’t mean it didn’t happen! Let your private moments be just that…private. May the words of Christ admonish us to live without social-media pressure, “But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth” (Matthew 6:3).

Daily Reading: Psalms 116-118

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