Loving Communication


I often find myself scrolling through Facebook and thinking “Oh how cute!” when I see a friend’s child’s or their grandchild’s adorable picture; or “How fun that looks like it would be!” when I see a post from someone’s amazing vacation. But I don’t always take the time to respond with my comments or even give it a simple thumbs up.

Every now and then I find myself thinking about how much I care for this person or the other. But guess what? Thinking it is not communicating and if I never tell them how much I love or appreciate them, they will never know.

Now Facebook wasn’t a thing back when Paul wrote Hebrews, but I still get convicted when I scroll through a Facebook post and don’t bother to acknowledge an accomplishment from one of my friends. Not that God wants me to be constantly on social media, but He does tell us to communicate. The wording here even says to sacrifice in order to communicate.

Communication takes effort. Even a short comment on a social media post takes time and thought. Talking takes energy and writing a hand written note takes special effort, but it is worth it.

When we are communicating we are focusing outwardly on another person. When we’re not communicating we’re focusing inwardly on our self. There are times God wants us to focus and meditate on Him alone, but to serve him always takes some type of communication.

God is always communicating with us either through his Word, teachers, the Holy Spirit, others, and even nature. While we may not be able to physically see God in this dispensation, we can definitely hear him if we are listening.

This verse is a good reminder for us to slow down and take some time to let others know what we are feeling and how much they mean to us. Just as we as parents are pleased when we see our children getting along, God must be pleased when he sees His children uplifting, encouraging and helping each other.


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