This week the world watched as two llamas made a daring escape into rush hour traffic in Sun City, AZ. We all laughed as we watched men with lasso’s making every effort to catch their target. The white llama was captured first, followed by the black llama. Almost immediately, online quizzes dubbed “which llama are you?” and memes of #FreeBlackLlama and #TeamLlama erupted across the internet. Stories on buzz feed entitled “White Llamas First Interview Since Daring Escape” made a hilarious effort at keeping the llamas alive. The notoriety may last for awhile, but soon enough the llamas will be a passing trend.
“What color is this dress” or #DressGate also went viral this week with people across the world disagreeing over the color of a dress once worn at a wedding. Whether you were team #White&Gold or #TeamBlackBlue, the optical illusion or just the differences that exists between us brings up an interesting point. We are all made unique and there is only one original of each of us. To become viral, a story needs to be shared across the Internet feverishly. This is done via social networking sites, private messaging services, video sharing services, and email.
It is interesting that two llamas and a dress can become viral in a matter of a day, but sharing God’s Word does not always get that kind of attention. Why is that? Most people think that it’s the humor of these stories that make them go viral. The world needs a happy story. The Bible says though, “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever” in Isaiah 40:8. Another promise about the viral promise of Gods Word, “It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it” in Isaiah 55:11. God doesn’t need Internet shares to be successful. His Word will always be viral in our hearts. Never underestimate the true power of God’s Word.