What if the birth of Jesus had been witnessed on social media?
What would people have posted on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and elsewhere?
Perhaps a picture like the one above with the hashtag #HolyMotherofGod!
How about #miracle or #Hehascome
Maybe #smellyanimals or #furrybeasts
Or #threehandsomewisemen, #aretheysingle
There might have been video of a baby crying or donkeys braying.
Images of things that we probably should never see.
Or Joseph telling the guy with the cell phone, “Hey! Give my wife some space!”
There would be posts for days discussing the bright star, the birth of a King, the uses of frankincense and myrrh, who is Mary and Joseph really, whether or not the baby is a Savior, will the world become a better place, is the baby Jesus more powerful than baby Yoda, and who cleaned up the mess at the stable after all was said and done.
Perhaps social media would have made the event far different than what it was intended to be – more of a loud circus and less of a peaceful, blessed event.
Thankfully, smart phones and tablets were thousands of years from existence. In today’s world, at Christmas we share images of family and friends, colorful trees, holiday lights, batches of delicious cookies, funny memes and our favorite carols. We argue far too much and loud on social media about a variety of issues, but somehow the spirit of Christmas subdues that for a few weeks, for many of us. Instead, we focus on the goodness that the season can bring or we help those who are having a tough time with life in general.
So, although there was no hashtag of #cutekid during Jesus’ birth, we can still celebrate that special moment from 2,020 years ago, by having a safe and happy holiday season, enjoying time with close family and furry animals, and staying off social media for a few hours of peace.
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