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What if Jesus was on Twitter?

Greg Stier
Greg Stier

I recently become a fan of Twitter. It’s an easy-to-use social networking device to let friends, family, fans or whoever know what you are doing in real time. And here’s the trick to it, you can only post up to 140 characters, so you have to be short and sweet (hard for a preacher like me!)

Do you think Jesus would have been on Twitter if it was available while He was on earth? Interesting question with an unknowable answer. But if had been on Twitter I would love to read His “tweets.” I’m sure they would have been much better than the ones I will propose. Actually they would have been perfect. But here is my goofy, hypothetical shot at it:

“Been hanging at the temple for the last 3 days. Mom and dad just found me. They’re ticked.”

“40 days without food. Satan doing a full court temptation press. Does he really think he can win?”

“Made a whip, flipped some tables and drove out a ton of religious rip offs. I love my job.”

“Just healed ten lepers,only one came back to thank me. Nothing worse than ungrateful ex-lepers.”

“5 loaves + 2 fishes x the power of God = Fish and Chips for 5,000! Thanks for your lunch kid!”

“Want to make Pharisees mad? Heal a guy with a withered hand on the Sabbath or just preach truth.”

“Got laughed at because I said a dead girl was sleeping. Guess what? She just woke up!”

“Judas just got upset that a former prostitute ‘wasted’ expensive perfume on me. He doesn’t get it.”

“Revealed my glory to 3 disciples. Moses & Elijah showed. Peter wanted to set up a tent. Crazy Pete!”

“Rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Sure, they’re waving palm branches now. Give them a week.”

“Just rose from the dead. Can’t find my disciples. I heard they all went fishing. Go figure.”

“Showed Thomas my scars. He’s not doubting anymore.”

“Watching my disciples as I ascend to heaven. They look helpless. Will send Holy Spirit soon.”

Okay, so we don’t actually know if Jesus would even be on Twitter let alone post Tweets. And if He did they would be much better, thought provoking and powerful than the ones I posted. But either way it is an interesting thought.

By the way, if you’re not on Twitter you should join me! But be forewarned, I’m not nearly as interesting as Jesus. But either way I’d love to have you on this crazy journey with me.

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