Isn’t technology great! I just finished sending hundreds of emails in a matter of a few minutes. It’s amazing what we can do today. With IM we can have instant communication with folks on the other side of the world. We can also store tons of information on our computer and have access to vast amounts of info right at our finger tips. We can even track down people we’ve lost touch with.
Just last week I received an email from the daughter of a dear preacher friend of mine that I haven’t seen in over twenty years. That served to remind me how easily we lose touch with others. Instead of cursing all this “confounded” new stuff, I believe we ought to embrace it and be thankful for it. True, it’s not as personal as a handshake or a hug, but that kind of contact isn’t always possible. Thank God we are now able to maintain contact with our loved ones through the means of modern technology.
But there is another important factor regarding this matter. We can also use this this technology to spread the gospel and edify fellow Christians. Sadly most of us, individuals and churches, aren’t doing a very good job of this. I realize that many of us are just learning, and that slows things down a bit, but most people don’t even make an effort. That’s unfortunate.
Even if you are not a preacher or teacher, you can have a ministry to others. You don’t even have to be a good writer. There’s lots of great material available that you could send to folks. Why not start a mailing list of your friends and relatives and send them an article related to salvation on a regular basis? Or you might want to make it really personal by sharing with them what God is doing in your life. Sometimes a personal testimony can be a great way to help others. Give it a try.
Here is an avenue of ministry that is open to everyone who owns a computer, regardless of age or physical condition. You don’t even have to leave your home to do it. Think about it—from your own home you can reach people around the world. If you just use your computer for recreational purposes you are missing a great opportunity. Reach out to someone today–God has put it in your power to do it. Do it!