“Connected”, it’s the new buzzword for success. Am I Linked in? If so how many connections do I have in my network. Am I on Facebook, if so how many “friends” do I have? How many followers do I have on Twitter, Instagram and my blog? This perception of connection preoccupies our attention. When left unchecked we allow it to be the measure of our worth, and even define our life!
But, what is it to really be connected? Whose definition of connected are we ascribing to anyway? Is connectivity really determined by how many like, follow, or join tabs are clicked or does being connected go deeper?
Jesus defined being connected as going beyond casual acquaintance. He defined it as being made one. In John 17:22 He prayed, “that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us.”
Our sense of purpose and worth isn’t determined by the click of a mouse. It is determined by His desire to be made one with us. In that oneness we find what it is to be truly connected. In THAT connection, we find the Life!