Wherever we go, we represent Jesus to a broken world. I remember being a kid and picking up WWJD bracelets at the Christian bookstore. What would Jesus do? How often do we ask ourselves that in the context of our everyday lives? What would Jesus post on social media? What would Jesus say? How would Jesus act? How would Jesus respond? What would Jesus do?
William J. Toms said, “Be careful how you live; you may be the only Bible some people read.” Colossians 3:17 says, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (NIV).
How are you representing Jesus to others? I love the term “platform” our generation has for social media because it’s so true. We are on a platform and the world is watching. Now more than ever before our actions and words are recorded and seen. Use it wisely.
The entire Bible is full of descriptions of God, who we are supposed to imitate. The very word “Christian” means “Christ-like” or “Little Christs”. He is rich in love, slow to anger (Psalm 145:8). He is patient and kind. He forgives and forgets (Numbers 14:18). This is how we are called to be. Francis of Assisi said, “Preach the gospel all the time, using words when necessary.”