The Internet Age has given us much, including a junior-high like need for approval. I wrote about that today at Christ and Pop Culture in a post titled “The Noose of Popular Opinion.” Here’s an excerpt:
It hurts when people don’t Like or Star or reTweet our messaging—and it’s even more painful to receive direct criticism. The truths of Romans 8 offer much for our struggle: But if God is for us, who can be against us? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am sure that neither Likes nor Dislikes, nor Thumbs Up nor Thumbs Down, nor opinions present nor opinions to come, nor popularity, nor applause nor boos, nor anything else in all the Internet, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Click over to read it in full—not because junior-high Erin needs the approval (well, OK, maybe a little . . . I’m a work in progress) but mainly because I hope my words will bring some rest to the junior higher in all of us.
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