Monday, 27 January 2014

Why bother to Blog?

Here we go again. Blogging week in week out with very few, if any comments, and "followers". Makes you wonder why we bother to Blog!

We really never get to know who visits our Blogs and never leave a comment.

Comments often tend to be from the same loyal and friendly readers and, welcome as they are, we'd all like to see new visitors and commenters if we're really honest with ourselves.

It's good of course to have our loyal readers encouraging us and supporting us in what we write. And it's also good and polite for us to reply to their comments on our Blogs; and to visit them on their Blogs and comment there.

It all builds up and strengthens an Internet Community of like-minded Christians spreading the Good News of God. These are real people at the other computer far away from you; not just names and avatars on our own computer screens!

But as I said eralier, we never get to know those people who visit us and never leave a comment. The silent visitor reading what we write without our knowledge and moving away without saying a word. What's on their mind, I wonder, when they read what we've written.

To some, what we write can turn out to be very important indeed. There are many people "out there" who have never heard of God or Jesus and what we write on our Blogs could very well be the first time they get to hear about Christ.

Let us not assume that everyone everywhere knows about God or believes in Him even.

It could very well happen that what we've written starts an interest in an individual far away and perhaps encourage him or her to learn more about God. Our Blog could well be a starting point, the first few steps, of a journey of discovery into Christianity.

What a priviledge that is. To learn that our Blog has brought someone to Christ. Can you imagine that? What we've written has made someone to get to experience the love of God.
If only one person turns to Christ because of our writing ... just one person ... then all of our posts over the years would have been worthwhile.

Of course, we'll never know this; and the chances are we will never meet that one person who was introduced to and found Jesus through us.

But when we get to meet St Peter at Heaven's Gate he will look at his computer database - I'm reliably informed he no longer uses old parchment papers ... less reliable!

Anyway, Peter will look at his computer monitor and say "Do you remember that post you wrote all those years ago? Well, it brought one person to Christ and Heaven!"

And that should bring a smile to our face, and his.


  1. Thank you, Victor - that certainly DOES bring a smile to my face! Thanks for the uplifting post. I'm sure many bloggers can relate to this. I know I can.

    1. Greetings Mary. It's so good to have real people at the other end of the computer reading what we write. It's even better if any one of those turns to Christ because of us.

      It's also great for us Christians to visit and encourage each other. Thanx for your continued support over the years.

      I look forwards to meeting St Peter. I'd like to ask him if he reads my Blog.

      God bless.

  2. I know how you feel. I said similar about not knowing who actually stops by at my one year anniversary blog:

    I compare internet blogging to walking in the pitch dark and sticking a hand out there and hoping someone acutally grasps it, or at least touches it. One just never knows. I hope my blogs touch someone. Well, I'm glad I found yours. I enjoy it. God bless.

    1. Hi Manny,

      Great analogy. I used to think that Blogging is like leaving a message in a bottle and throwing it into the sea. We never know who gets to find your bottle and read your message. I've now stopped thinking this way because I don't want to pollute the sea.

      Thank you for your kind comments. I learn a lot from your Blog.

      God bless you.

  3. I have been blogging for 3 years and I have wondered how many people pass through without saying anything. It's odd to me because I can not read someone's post without commenting. Chances are if I didn't comment, I haven't read it.

    Anyway, that aside, in October 2011, I had an awakening in my faith. I drew closer to God and began to write posts about my walk with Him. Although my blog is about my life as a mom, I felt that it was critical that I shared my faith as well. The funny thing is, I write about my faith maybe once or twice a month and those posts are always my most popular ones. Everything (including blogging) is much more "peaceful"... almost "easier" when you're doing God's will and giving Him the glory.

    Anyway, just thought I would share in your sentiments and I pray that my posts touch or encourage at least one person to find Christ.

    Wishing you a blessed week.

    1. Hi Jennifer,

      How great to see you visiting me here. Thank you. We hope to see you visit again often and soon.

      We never know who might be reading our posts. But one thing is certain. Our Lord makes sure that the right people find our Blogs at the right time in their lives.

      It's a bit like Paul on the way to Damascus. At the right time in his life God saw fit to make him aware of His presence; and what a transformation that was!

      God bless you Jennifer.

  4. As you said it Victor, if we reach only one person and that person reaches out to another with a line or an entire post...Imagine how far His word travels...It takes only one and the ball is rolling...Stories such as yours might just make a difference in one of His sheep...You might never know how much...
    But there is a reason for everything in life and His will just might be that you write and spread the good news...
    There is a 'dicton' which says 'silence is gold, words are made only of silver, or such...
    P.S. I am quite sure St Peter reads your blog and I bet Aunt Gertrude brings a smile or two...
    God bless,

    1. Nice to see you here again Noelle. I hope you're keeping well.

      As you say, it's a never ending chain of how we affect others and they inturn affect someone else.

      I'm glad St Peter reads this Blog. I hope he has a better computer than mine. Mine tends to freeze up every now and then; especially when I'm writing about Aunt Gertrude.

      God bless you.

  5. (((Can you imagine that? What we've written has made someone to get to experience the love of God.)))

    Forgive me Victor cause I must have thought that you were a Saint and stuff like whether someone commented on your blog mattered to you. Careful what you wish for! :)

    Truth is, when I'm not too sick, I've been spending time in other blogs posting stuff like>

    in hope to convince some that just because I don't agree with everything doesn't mean that I'm mean spirited and hateful, does "IT"? :)

    Don't tell Manny but I've been avoiding his blog also thinking that he may have had enough of me but how silly would that be now? He probably spotted me following him around and to be honest, he led me to you, a person who loves country music and that's good? :)

    I'll close by saying that it is getting way too cold here in Canada so my wife and I will be paying some of our good American cousins a visit soon and I better not say any more cause she doesn't want hackers on her tail if ya know what I mean? (lol)

    Long story short, I think for the love of my family, I'm getting too old for all of this internet stuff. So far I've given up on my Facebook account and don't plan to start a Twitter Account and to think that last year I told Manny that I was thinking of starting another blog. I hear YA! God does work in mysterious ways in your old age Victor! :)

    In the mean time, I hope that Doctor Marshall

    and God's Angels will keep praying for all of us (usual sinners).

    God Bless

  6. I can well imagine it's cold where you are. Best wishes to you and your family.

    God bless.



God bless you.

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