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There are many types of emojis that communicate different ideas to people.  Emojis can convey a wide range of positive, happy, and friendly sentiments. They can also seem patronizing, passive-aggressive, or ironic, as if expressing something profound to others. Perhaps the most important emojis communicated on messages are the ones that have a happy face. A happy smiling face signals to the reader positive feelings from the sender such as happiness, gratitude or affection. Some emojis with the heart convey a feeling of spiritual affection. Like love!

An emoji sent to someone during uncertain times is uplifting. It’s an expression that you care and caring for others can never be over expressed in humanity. There are emojis that convey a message about worry. So, if you receive an emoji that shows a sign of worrying, you might want to inquire into the reason. Worry is a total waste of time. All it does is steal your joy and keep you busy doing nothing.

One of my favorite scriptures is the one that says “come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens…let me teach you…and you will find rest for your souls.” Let me encourage you to commit to memory the words of God “let me teach you.” God wants to teach us how to handle situations in our lives. So, he said let me teach you how to handle your mood swings, how to handle your relationship, how to handle your life, how to live the right way on earth, and how to love your neighbor.

The age of information has become the age of confusion. There is too much know-how and hardly any know-why. We need answers, answers that only God has. There is only one way to find the true answer and that is to go to God with all your cares, worries and situations and you will get an answer. With God’s love, it is like receiving an emoji with a smiling face every day.

Maya Angelou said, “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” So, the next time you send an emoji with a smiling face, remember you want the receiver to feel that you really care about their wellbeing. So, Never Give Up! Never Give Up! Never Give Up!

 

By Chaplain Ghosten
chaplain@lhp.net