Oh, the webs we weave.
I’m talking about the World Wide.
I am daily amazed at the speed with which information travels, the bonds that can quickly develop and the relationships that are formed.
As we’ve had the Woodside Internet Campus going for 18 months now, there is hardly a place in the world we haven’t touched.
And it all is woven together by not just our Woodside.tv website, but our Facebook and Twitter accounts, too.
I just started using a new app from computerized engine Wolfram Alpha that does a remarkable analysis of my personal connections on Facebook. It shows 61.6 percent are male, 38.4% female.
Of them all, 17.3% are single, 57% in a relationship and 73.5% married. My oldest Facebook friend is 87, the youngest 14.
The most distant and southern most of my Facebook friends lives in Adeliade, Australia. The most northern in North Pole, Alaska.
Of my 2,084 friends, almost 1,200 are interconnected to other friends of mine besides me.
I can use the analysis to track what time most friends are online, what days of the week are most active and scores of other bits of data that convinces me that the Internet is so vast and yet personal that, like the universe itself, I will never get my mind around it.
Yet, lost in the massive amounts of data, is the bigger picture.
God knows each one of us so well that he could tell us the exact numbers of hairs on our head.
And every one of us matter to Him.
As we use our Internet Campus and our interconnected social networks to reach the world, I thank God for this technology and ask that each of our Internet Campus volunteers never loses sight of the fact that every login and interaction on our website is orchestrated by God.
They may be virtual friends to us.
But to God, they are his treasured creations. May we be used by Him to point all those who visit us to His Son.
Scripture tells us that we who follow Christ are called Friends of God.
That’s better than any Facebook friendship.