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Digital Reunion

“It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.” – Proverbs 14:21, NIV

Luke always had a soft spot for the homeless. One day, he met a homeless man outside his local grocery store. The other man looked dejected and sad.

Luke took some of the food from his own shopping bags and gave it to the man. Then he struck up a conversation with him. He learned the other man’s name was Kyle and that he was far from his family.

A severe concussion had left Kyle unsure of where he lived and other important details about his life. Luke decided to help the man search for his family, so he snapped a selfie with the guy and uploaded it to social media.

It took three weeks, but Kyle’s family eventually saw his picture and reached out to Luke. Because of that selfie, Luke was able to help the family reunite, and they were incredibly grateful to have their father and husband home again.

The experience inspired Luke, and he created a Facebook page for the homeless in his area. He longed to help reunite those who were missing with their loved ones and friends.

Social media can sometimes get a bad rap. But it’s important to remember that it’s just a tool—whether it’s used for good or evil is up to you.


Lord, thank You for the gift of technology! Help me to use it in a way that honors You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

October 21 Devotional

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