Death of a Morning Dove

Stop twittering God’s word. Stop it right now, I say.

You know what they call Bible verses on Twitter? Considering that they are significantly shortened… twerses.

Come 2 me all u who r weary and I will give u rest.

Who do u say that I am?

Sometimes you can get the whole thing in, sometimes not. I keep waiting for someone to tweet, Jesus wept, but it hasn’t happened yet.



Oh, Twitter. Home of Instagram photos and endless logic such as Wherever you go, there you are, and Be the change you want to see in the world! If the Bible were a bird, it would probably be a dove. If Twitter were a bird, it would be a hummingbird. There’s an entire art involved in taking a complex thought (or not so complex thought) and shoving it into 140 characters.

Anyway, the truth is, God’s word is twittered all day by people who aren’t even on Twitter.

We’ve been doing it for years and we’re getting really good at it.

I keep waiting for the opposite of Twitter….”Soapbox.” The application where you can’t post anything unless it’s at least 500 words. Take all your political rants, Facebook status forwards and journal entries and drop them here, folks! Then maybe we could enjoy such gems as:

For apart from the law, sin was dead. Once I was alive apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died. I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death. For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death. So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.  Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! Nevertheless, in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it used what is good to bring about my death, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful. We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me…Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. (Romans 7)

Because there’s really no shallow thought you can have after reading that.

Sometimes we over-condense God’s word and tweet it out to thousands of people – as many as five times a day. It used to be called bumper-sticker theology. Now it’s called twitterverse.

Just pray.

Have faith.

God wants you to be happy.

If it inspires you to tweet part of a verse, go ahead. Just don’t reduce the word of God to primary colors.

You get my drift.