Buzz is the word and Jesus created it the best. Can you imagine if Jesus was on Twitter? It might look something like this:
@JesusChrist I have come that you might have life, and have it more abundantly.
@JesusChrist Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.
@JesusChrist I will be at Capernaum at 1:00pm today to deliver the Sermon on the Mount.
In Chapter 4 of @stickyJesus Tami and Toni introduces us to a word called “sticky” which is tech language that refers to website traffic. They explain it as, “Sticky is what all ideas aspire to be. The stickier an idea, the longer it lives.” But goes on to say that, “Only one idea is powerful enough to last forever, and that’s Jesus.”
Buzz about Jesus is something we have an opportunity to create. With our blogs, we can create a place that is sticky. In our status updates on Facebook and Twitter we can create buzz asking for prayer on a friend that needs healing from a health scare.
The key is to create community. Create a place that others will continually come back and want more. There is so much power in one tweet; one status update; one blog post.
Our very character comes across in the things we say and do in this technological world, and while that should be obvious, it’s easy to forget. It’s important to remember that our actions are out there for the world to see, and they speak a lot louder than our words.
Questions for discussion:
- Would Jesus use Twitter?
- How can you follow His example to communicate clearly, in ways that make an impact in your in your life?