About Face (Book)

By Jessica Brock

I had the pleasure of interviewing 7th grader Joseph Carlton. He’s been all over the place, but his most recent stop was the Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park. He said that there are many different buildings within the HQ’s.

When I asked Joe if there was anything interesting there, he replied, “Oh, yeah! There is a barber shop, an arcade, candy shops in every room, and many more cool things.”

I also asked him if he learned anything about Facebook from his tour. “One thing that stuck out to me was that in every room, there were no cubicles, because everything there is out in the open, no secrets.” Joe said,“I wasn’t able to talk to Mr. Zuckerberg, because he was in a meeting, but I would’ve liked to.”

Even though we may see cool things like Facebook’s corporate headquarters, we must ultimately turn about and focus our attention on God and His Glory, His Book, not worldly things. At some point, the stuff by which we are surrounded, as impressive as it may be, will all pass away. In Matthew 6:19, it says, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.”

Facebook and any other social networking site occasionally experiences glitches, but God is an non-glitch God who works without electricity or wires and who never shuts down. He is Everlasting, and will outlast any earthly “lifetime guarantee!”

Scripture also tells us to focus not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. Facebook will come and go, but the Word of God will stand forever.