I just got off the phone having just prayed with a nine year old girl who was about to go into eye surgery, which is in Lansing, Michigan! 2,500 miles away from where I am.
There was no human contact in the physical sense, no handholding, no looking each other in the eyes, no sharing the same breath or air. We learn to hear and feel and see in a whole new way, through the invisible and mysterious sound waves of cellular technology.
It made me think about the way Jesus healed some people. He never saw them, never touch them, in fact he didn’t even know them. Someone came up and asked for his healing of their slave, their daughter, their loved one...and by their faith they were healed.
Jesus' power to heal people transcends time and space, then just as we know it today.
It’s amazing how God has cleared the way for us to be connected, transcending through time and space, and to share God’s love, faith, and goodness to friends...both old and new.
This is how technology is used in Christ likeness. We can pray with each other, we can worship with each other, we can grieve with each other, we can lay hands on each other with our voice and with our spirit. We can use our commonness and our faith to keep us connected even when we are separated.
God is with us always. Just as we are always with God, whose indwelling spirit we received at our birth. Likewise, by thatbsame Spirit we are always with each other. Even if were thousands of miles apart.
As I told a friend, “I thanked God for you this morning and for the bridge that was rebuilt.” Or as Paul wrote, nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Especially not distance.
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An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”