Friday, June 3, 2011

Tweeting for Life: "That He May Run Who Reads It"

Twitter was not designed for great literature, at least not if “great” means long.

Of course, sometimes brevity is supremacy. The shortest verse in the Bible—“Jesus wept” (John 11:35)—speaks volumes about the union of the divine and human natures in the Person of Jesus Christ ... about the appropriate response to the death of one’s close friend ... indeed, also about the significance of death, that most unwelcome intruder into the creation of which God once had spoken, “it was very good” (Genesis 1:31).

If St. Luke can tweet “Jesus wept” on first-century papyrus, providing the inspiration for countless sermons in the two millennia that followed, then surely the Gospel of Life can appropriately be reduced on occasion to the 140-character limit of a Twitter tweet. Or, as the LORD instructed the Prophet Habakkuk:

Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it. (Habakkuk 2:2)

That is why I signed up for a Twitter account. Join me, and we’ll tweet and retweet about God’s gracious gift of life.

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