The Urge To Share

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When I get a juicy story especially online, sometimes I forward it to my close friends even before I read it fully. I have that urge of sharing news and fun stories I come across. In our family WhatsApp group, they call me ‘the reporter’ they normally expect me to update them on what is happening in the country, that which is very important. I have never understood that urge to share, it just comes and overtakes my thoughts, I copy and paste within seconds. At times I fall prey of click baits and send meaningless links and story-less headlines. But I am learning by the day. Thank God for salvation: I follow the right people and the right groups on social media so most of the information that comes my way is clean.

Once in a while I see people post and share information about people’s family drama, broken marriages, murder, political drama, and other happenings. At some point on my timeline, almost everyone is talking about the same thing, sharing a scandal and raising their opinion on it. Where do we find the urge to share and re-report things that almost everyone knows about? When it is already all over social media, why do we feel left out when we have not announced it personally on our timelines? I have come to believe that everyone has an urge to share information. The only difference is the frequency and the number of people they share with. That means, everyone can be an evangelist!

Remember the woman at the well, after her encounter with Jesus, she had such a great urge to share that she forgot her own jar. ‘Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” They came out of the town and made their way toward him. (John 4:28-30) If she lived in the social media era she would have gone live on all platforms and sponsored her posts for further reach. I am also reminded of the demon processed man in Luke 4:26, after Jesus set him free, ‘he went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.’ Actually most people in the Bible had the urge to share about their encounter with Jesus. The news was too good to be kept a secret.

Now that we all have the urge to share, why don’t we share about our daily encounter with Jesus, or is it because there’s no encounter, nothing to write home about? As a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of His own possession, our purpose is to proclaim the excellencies of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light. Jesus gave us the great commission, which is not a responsibility of a few ‘anointed missionaries’ it is something every believer ought to be doing. Now that we have been filled with the Holy Spirit, we are witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea, in Samaria and to the ends of the earth.

Technology has made it easier for us to reach the ends of the earth. Let’s use it for the great commission. May our urge to share cause us to be more vigilant in sharing the gospel of Christ.


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