Let's Start a Revolution - #FFF

Posted by Stacy Lewis on May 01, 2014 @ 3:55 PM

Post written by: Jeremy Prichard

If you're reading this blog then you're probably aware of the weekly social media ritual known as #TBT.  That is, Throw Back Thursday.  If not, it's a weekly devotion of some to post pictures of themselves or loved ones from years gone by and remember "the good old days".  Believe it or not, this is my first ever #TBT posting of any sort.  Its not that the good old days weren't that good.  They were.  I guess I'm just not that much of a social media junkie - more of a "take a peak every couple of days" kind of person.

Anyway, you can bet that every Thursday for the next many that roll around there will be people posting and commenting on Throw Back Thursday pictures.  There's nothing necessarily wrong with it but it got me to thinking about why we don't see many posts looking forward in time.  Nearly all of the posts I see are about past events.  So, let's start a revolution with a new social media phenomenon.  Let's call it #FFF (Flash Forward Friday).  Let's see if we can get people thinking about the life that's ahead of them and their loved ones, if only for just one small moment on one day.

Ok, let's flash way forward...all the way to the Judgment Day.  When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[a] you did it to me.’

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.

Whether its #TBT or #FFF, let's live our lives today and every day so that when times of reflection do come and we pause to look back on our lives that we're not ashamed.  Much more, that our Lord Jesus Christ is not ashamed of us!  Think about it.  The things we do in this life will determine our eternal destiny in the next life.  Take time to be holy!

By the way, about the photo.  This is probably my all time favorite photo of my youth, for two reasons.  First, because of the funny looking bunch that we are.  (If you can't laugh at yourself then you're way too serious!).  Second, because of the wisdom of my father to always be behind the camera, thus saving himself from the embarrassing #TBT posts.  One of these days my kids may think that about me too since I'm always taking photos of them and rarely get photographed myself.  Hah!

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