Last Friday was a very exciting and fun day with some dear friends. This meant that Saturday, with its normal chores and responsibilities, felt normal and unfun and unexciting. It didn’t help that Paul needed some extra attention for a job none of us like. It was fertile ground for complaining.
And God in his kindness used Twitter to help me. These were five consecutive tweets I read about 9 a.m. that morning:
@TonyReinke: Newton: “Cold as I feel this heart of mine, / Yet since I feel it so, / It yields some hope of life divine.”
@Bloom_Jon: Soul, Jesus “opened their minds to understand the Scriptures” (Lk 24:45). Ask for the Spirit’s illumination of the Word.
@rayortlund: Whatever you’re facing today, just walk with God. It’s not easy. But not walking with him won’t make anything better.
@JohnPiper: “You will all fall away because of me this night. For it is written. . .” Matt. 26:31 The sin is certain. And the sin is sin.
And since I was working backwards through my twitter feed, I came across this from @PaulTripp:
No need to fear the fallenness of the world you live in. There is grace for every fallen thing that will touch you.
Of course, Twitter can be full of much foolishness and silliness. But one morning God packaged the tweets of some godly men to land all at the same time, and oriented me in a better direction. I was and am grateful to God for it.