Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pinterest as an opportunity

I joined the masses and created a Pinterest account recently.  (It’s funny that my spellcheck just highlighted Pinterest –I wonder when that word will make it into the dictionary.) 

There I sat with zero boards and no pins, and I realized that before I could begin creating I had to answer some really deep questions.  Who am I?  What do I really care about?  When anyone in the world looks at my Pinterest page, what do I want them to see about me?

I sat down at the computer and started randomly creating boards and pinning things that are important to me and that appeal to me.  Then I sat back and looked at my soul expressed in images on the computer screen.  I thought, Wow, so that’s who I am. 

Jesus said to his disciples, “You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.”  (Matthew 5:14)   

A city on a hill.  My life out on the worldwide web.  I’m not sure Jesus had Pinterest in mind when he said that, but the internet has certainly given us an opportunity to show ourselves.  Most likely the sinfully delicious browny recipe I pinned will not help anyone in their relationship with God, but I hope an overall viewing of my boards will.    

Do people see the light of Jesus when they read your Facebook posts, look at your Pinterest boards, receive your tweets, etc.?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this challenge! I love that there is no separation between our walk with Christ and the rest of our lives! He should be in all and everything we do and are! Such a good reminder!