The disappearance of my Facebook site  has been devastating. I’ve lost contact with so many people it took years to find or new people that I have no other way of reaching and some celeb friends who now have 5000 friends and can’t add me back. It’s like a fire burning though my virtual world and it’s something I have no control over.

Then there is Jesus.  The anchor of my soul. Once again I am forced to remember that I am not here serving myself. I can only do the best I can with what I’m given to work with and then I have to step back and watch God move. Do I really believe HE is at the control board? That HE chooses and honors my relationships? Do I truly believe that I’ll have everyone I’m supposed to have in this life because HE won’t let me lose a connection no matter what happens on Facebook?

I’ll have to get back to you on that.

I will say that Jesus was first to comfort me when the debacle occurred. I was on the site and all of a sudden it fluttered and I was asked for my password. It appeared I was being hacked so I exited out. When I returned I was notified by a pop up that my account had been disabled due to policy violations. Yup, I was kicked off of Facebook as if I had posted inappropriate videos, or was sending spam or was a hacker or terrorist.

Jesus kept telling me I would be alright and that God has a plan. Now as I am in the appeals process-never dealing with a live person but all via email-and have to prove that I am who I am and that I was the person on the site at the time of the crash, I have a lot of time to reflect on my communications and relationships all together. Is Jesus at the center of them? Does He even have any part in them or is He on the outside watching in silence like Stella Dallas? How much of my flesh is running (ruining) the show?

I guess this is a good time to express my gratitude for all of you who have been my friends throughout all the ups and downs of the past decade. I hope that I remember you in my prayers enough and I hope that I’ve reminded you of God’s love at some point. We never know when communication as we know it can stop. Computers crash, websites get blocked, cel phone towers collapse, cars don’t start and planes get grounded due to dangerous weather.

I pray you receive everything I offer when I offer it and never assume that I have dismissed or rejected you due to gaps in communication. Please don’t assume the worst.

I’m so glad that during a crises we have Jesus to turn to, that no matter how lost or afraid or heartbroken we feel, He’s always present to comfort and guide us.

 When the silence become deafening, pray. It beats all of the alternatives.

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