The Internet can be such a nasty place. No matter where you look (Twitter, Facebook, the blogosphere), everybody seems to hate everybody. Although I’ve done it in the past (and regretted it), I now try very hard to avoid posting anything that could be interpreted as snarky or mean. Here’s something to consider. It’s just as easy to post a positive comment as it is to post a negative one. Because of the Holy Spirit living in us, we have the power to be a witness for Christ and comfort someone who really needs it.
Here’s what Jesus said before he ascended into heaven…
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
Think about that for a minute. You have the power to be Jesus’ witness to the ends of the earth. One positive comment may be all it takes to comfort someone who is hopeless and needs to encounter Jesus. Wow.