Thursday, September 06, 2012

Even God Uses Facebook

Miss Innocent One is becoming a little missionary. Her heart is tender toward kids with struggles. She prays often for her friends. I can't tell you how many times she's been moved to tears at bedtime as we talk about teenagers she worries about.

She talks to kids about God often on Facebook. I've seen her leave encouraging comments on people's walls and engaged in discussions on Facebook chat. She puts inspirational posters up and writes verses for her status. I love her unashamed way of proclaiming her faith. Never could she guess, though, that God would use Facebook to give her a "well done" pat on the back.

Last Spring she was reading a book from the Hunger Games series and just couldn't get into it. Since it came from the school library and it was close to the end of the year, she just turned the book back in.

And last week a girl from school posted this on her Facebook wall. (You may want to click on the picture for a closer look.)
Miss Innocent One left her bookmark in the book! You can see the front says, "Jesus loves you!" but what you can't see is the picture she scribbled on the back out of boredom one day. She drew the gates of heaven and added the caption, "Jesus Lives!" A little thing she did one day for herself touched the life of another kid.

You can imagine Miss Innocent One thought it was awesome, especially since she didn't have any idea about this girl's faith. It thrilled her that the classmate took it as a message from God.

And I smiled at the creativity of our Lord, of using a little bookmark to speak to two girls in small town Nebraska. Who knew God used Facebook?

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LaughingLady said...

Oh, that is so beautiful! I got all teary-eyed and everything!! God works in such wonderful ways.

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Not a bit surprised that God can use bookmarks, but have to admit I am a bit taken aback that He is using Facebook. :)

But then I am occasionally still stymied by my LOG ON. :)

Kathleen said...

That is so awesome.... So important to keep that door of communication open with our teens. Things only get harder as they get older. Bless You!